Donate and support displaced families this winter

Winter Appeal


As temperatures drop, many displaced families will face another brutal winter far from home.


UNHCR is on the ground providing life-saving support, shelter and protection. But we can't do this without you.


2020 has been a struggle for many of us. But you have a chance to end the year by making a real difference.




could provide thermal blankets and sleeping mats to a family of refugees


could provide a displaced family with a winter survival kit, including fuel, tarpaulin, sleeping mats and blankets 


could help a refugee family access the essentials they need to stay warm this winter

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency - Weaam and her family left Syria in 2014, fleeing from bombs and bullets. 
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Beautiful home accessories, jewellery and more

Each piece is handcrafted by refugees and celebrates the talent and heritage of its maker. Browse the full collection in our MADE51 shop.  

United Kingdom. Submission for the Neil Gaiman #DrawForRefugees initiative

Twitter community drew images of what it means to be warm – and we animated it

Writer Neil Gaiman launches an animated version of 'What You Need to Be Warm' to raise life-saving funds for Syrian refugees left out in the cold.

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