42.5 million
forcibly displaced people worldwide

25.9 million
refugees and internally displaced people receive help from
the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

15.55 million
refugee and internally displaced children under the age of 18

5.5 million
Afghani refugees returned home since 2002 with UNHCR assistance

UNHCR staff open doors daily for these refugees

140 countries

1 American
has the power to unlock a better future
for refugees around the world.

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No one chooses to be a refugee, forced from home, family and everything they have ever known. Yet 42.5 million people around the world—nearly the combined populations of Colombia or South Korea, or of Scandinavia and Sri Lanka combined—find themselves in this exact position. Everyday doors have been closed to them.

Forced to depend on others, refugees need water, food and shelter. Some spend years, even decades, in displacement campus. Many are traumatized by sexual violence, torture and aggression. While living in camps, these survivors need some semblance of normalcy—a school, a health clinic, a shelter to call their own. We launched the Blue Key campaign to give these refugees a voice. More than 6,000 UNHCR staffers worldwide give them the food, shelter and care that they need, opening doors to a new life; the doors that, unexpectedly, and through no fault of their own, were closed.

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We are so grateful to the many individuals — people like you — who have become Blue Key holders and are helping to tell refugees stories, one key at a time. We are also grateful to our corporate Champions who are doing this through their bulk key purchases which they are giving to employees, clients and stakeholders: Western Union, the Jimi Hendrix FoundationMonarch Mortgage and Cision.



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