Away from the headlines, millions of forcibly displaced people are being pushed to the brink.
Refugees and displaced people around the world have been torn away from their homes, their support networks, their jobs and their schools. In countries like Sudan, Chad, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Lebanon, life is already difficult, but the increasing cost of living is forcing families to make heartbreaking choices. Should we spend our money on food or school for our children? Should we buy medicine, or pay next month’s rent?
You can provide urgently needed relief by donating now.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, works in more than 135 countries around the world providing lifesaving assistance to people forced to flee their homes. However, severe underfunding and the increasing costs of food and fuel are forcing us to cut basic supplies, cash assistance and protection to millions who rely on us for support.
How would you like to donate?
If you are resident in Switzerland, your donation is tax deductible. Direct federal tax: 20% of net income, provided that the amount of the donation is at least 100 francs. Municipal taxes: depending on the canton, up to 20% of net income for individuals and 20% for companies. For further information, please contact the tax authorities in your canton.
We will happily explore with you the ways in which you can maximize your impact on the fate of people forced to flee in the way that fits you best. Please email us at [email protected] or call +41 22 552 78 08.