Millions of people across the world have been forced to leave their homes. Displaced people often face discrimination while also having to deal with physical and mental health issues. Help make society kinder and more just. Our United Action bundles the very best performing charities supporting displaced people around the world, so you can donate to several solutions at once.
Millions of people across the world have been forced to leave their homes. These people are called ‘displaced people’ and fall into two categories: internally displaced (remaining in your own country) and refugees (crossing international borders).
Reasons for displacement include natural disasters, political tension and environmental factors. People often have to live in densely populated make-shift camps with poor healthcare and sanitation facilities. They frequently face political, social and economic discrimination while also dealing with physical and mental health issues. Despite negative political narratives, migration is not overwhelming in high-income countries. It often takes place between low and middle-income countries.
The UNHCR recognises three phases that require assistance: emergency, care and maintenance and durable solutions.
Because the highest mortality rate is during the emergency phase of an unexpected disaster, one of the most effective solutions is to have appropriate preparedness and responses in place. When it comes to care and maintenance, building relationships with local communities and governments and investing in discrimination mitigation is an important strategy.
There is a great need for more programmes to meet the basic health needs and monitoring mechanisms to mitigate further mental and physical health crises in camps.
Donate to this United Action to make your money as effective as possible. Our research team rigorously evaluates each charity, and curates collections of the top performing among them, so you can tackle the same urgent problem with different solutions.
Look beyond political impossibilities to alleviate the needs of refugees anywhere in the world.
CRR sends aid transports to refugee camps every month. Clothing and hygiene products are collected all over the Netherlands via a network of collection points. The relief supplies are immediately distributed upon arrival. They also send teams to help by assisting in food, clothing, and hygiene distributions through local NGOs. Along with providing important supplies, they help in assisting projects to improve the living conditions in refugee camps, like placing living units or setting up sanitation. They are currently also working actively to help refugees from Ukraine.
provides a future for children in need
Help A Child works with local partners in Somalia to assist internally displaced people. In order to have a larger reach and to work as low-cost as possible their interventions strongly emphasize community involvement. The interventions are focused around water, sanitation, hygiene, nutrition and health.
Tyranny has a witness
Human Rights Watch’s Refugee Rights Program defends the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, and displaced people worldwide. They respond to emergencies as well as ongoing situations, focusing on documenting government efforts to block access to asylum, deprive asylum seekers of rights to fair hearings and forcible return. They conduct investigations to speak with uprooted people and document abuses against them.
Grassroots organisation responding to the humanitarian crisis on Samos.
Samos Volunteers is a group of volunteers whose purpose is to provide psychosocial support, informal education and hygiene services to people living in the refugee camp in Samos, Greece. They have established a center with daily classes and a quiet space. They provide legal services for people seeking advice on asylum and fundamental human rights.
Help entrepreneurs with a refugee background to launch their own businesses.
Forward Incubator’s mission is to support refugee entrepreneurs in Western Europe in starting businesses. They offer an incubator program that supports individuals from an early-stage business idea to the start of their own company. Their programs include interventions such as bootcamps, business workshops, and individualised networking opportunities.
Practical and effective help during humanitarian crises
Movement on the Ground supports victims of the humanitarian refugee crises in Lesvos, Greece. The Foundation seeks to provide material and immaterial support to people in distress and to protect local economies and environments.They work to improve living conditions of refugee camp residents, maximize their skills and improve the relationship between refugees and the host community.
Our mission is to develop knowledge and talent of refugee students and professionals
UAF advises, guides and supports refugee students and professionals financially, in their studies and with their employability. They do so by connecting students with education institutions, local authorities and local employers. To the UAF, local collaborations provide the most efficient results.
Preventing violent conflict. Building safer lives.
Saferworld works in conflict and war zones. They focus on establishing better relationships between refugees and host communities through research and sharing information, personal experiences and solutions for social cohesion. On a legislative level, they work with policymakers and parliaments to create partnerships that improve migration and border control policies.
End malnutrition in our lifetime.
Sanku has a program focused on addressing the growing food and malnutrition concerns in displaced peoples camps in Kenya and Tanzania. They are currently feeding around 400, 000 children and youths. They collaborate with other organizations in place to ensure that their programs reach every person in the camp.
In each of the United Actions below, you’ll find curated collections of top-performing charities, all tackling the same urgent problem from different angles.
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