Together, we are challenging ourselves to cover one billion miles in 12 months, the same number of miles refugees worldwide travel each year to reach the nearest point of safety.
From South Sudan to Uganda, Myanmar to Bangladesh, Syria to Jordan; refugees endure long, dangerous and difficult journeys.
“It was a very terrible journey, we had to cross a jungle and climb huge hills,” says Alin who fled Myanmar and carried her two young children for ten days until they reached safety.
Through this collective effort we will show our solidarity, increase awareness about refugee issues, raise money to protect refugees and help them to rebuild their lives.
There are a lot of misconceptions about refugees. Here are some facts:
Through this movement we aim to build a better understanding about refugees and the struggles they face. Please help by sharing.
This global movement is being organized by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. They are the world’s leading organization dedicated to supporting people forced to flee or those deprived of a nationality. They lead international actions to protect them, deliver lifesaving assistance like shelter, food and water, and help to safeguard fundamental human rights.
USA for UNHCR envisions a world without refugees.
USA for UNHCR protects refugees and empowers them with hope and opportunity.