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Your Impact: Shelter So much more than a home


When families are forced to flee, one of the first things they need is a safe place to stay. But shelter is so much more than that.


Imagine being forced to leave your home, even your country, to protect yourself and your family from war, persecution or natural disaster. Where would you sleep? How would you protect your children at night?


Shelter is vital to families and individuals fleeing these unsafe situations. Not only does it provide protection from the harsh elements, it gives displaced families the dignity and privacy to deal with their trauma—and a place to plan next steps. It creates a home base for the whole family from which they can receive assistance and services.


6 | UNHCR 2017 DONOR REPORT


In 2016, in response to the record number of people forced to flee worldwide, we launched Nobody Left Outside, a global campaign to fund appropriate shelter for all the refugees, displaced people and asylum seekers in our care. Thanks to your support, we’re providing shelter of all shapes and sizes—from emergency tents to temporary housing to rental assistance.


When home is far behind, you’re giving refugees a place to hope for the future.


Young friends play at the temporary settlement for families affected by the Ecuador earthquake.


2016 HIGHLIGHTS


10,510 TENTS FOR FAMILIES IN TANZANIA 9,000 COLLECTIVE SHELTERS REPAIRED FOR PEOPLE IN IRAQ


WEATHERPROOFING KITS GIVEN TO 146,740 PEOPLE IN LEBANON


SEMI-PERMANENT SHELTERS BUILT FOR 46,863 PEOPLE IN TANZANIA AND RWANDA


908 ADDITIONAL SPACES IN 17 SHELTERS, COMMUNITY CENTERS AND SAFE SPACES CONSTRUCTED/REHABILITATED WITH UNHCR’S SUPPORT IN MEXICO


©UNHCR/Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo


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