Imagine if everything you ever owned was gone tomorrow. What if you were forced to suddenly flee from your home, leaving everything you knew behind?
With more than 43 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, the international refugee crisis has ballooned in recent years. “Some refugees spend years, even decades, in displacement camps,” said Marc Breslaw, executive director of USA for UNHCR. “Furthermore, the number of urban refugees – displaced people living within cities – creates unforeseen challenges in the 21st century.”
Forced to depend on others, refugees need water, food and shelter. Some spend years, even decades, in displacement campus. 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.
The Blue Key Campaign
The UN Refugee Agency is asking you to participate in the Blue Key campaign. You can get your own Blue Key pin or pendant to show you are part of a growing community that supports the world’s most vulnerable people.
A Blue Key pin or pendant—symbolizing our power to help refugees open the door to a new home and a new future—costs just $5. “It’s a small amount,” said Breslaw, “but it will go a long way in showing support for refugees around the world and UNHCR’s life-saving work. Americans are some of the most generous people in the world.”
To show your support and help refugees around the world, visit the Blue Key Campaign website.
EVOLVE: Tell me the one thing you would take with you if you had to leave your home right now.