USA for UNHCR is an independent organization that provides support for the humanitarian work of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) through fundraising and education. The organization supports refugee protection and relief programs around the world, meeting needs by providing resources to the world's most vulnerable people. USA for UNHCR also informs Americans about the plight of refugees and the lifesaving work of the UN Refugee Agency. USA for UNHCR supports UNHCR's operations around the world to protect refugees, internally displaced people, and former refugees who are returning home. In more than five decades, the agency has helped an estimated 50 million people restart their lives providing protection shelter, clean water, health services, education, and other humanitarian assistance.