We are moved beyond words by the refugee crisis and each and every story behind each and every refugee. For the month of October, our charity of the month is the UN Refugee Agency, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).


Established in 1950, the UNHCR is given the task of leading and coordinating international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide.

With over half a million refugees crossing the Mediterranean so far this year, help is needed more than ever and UNHCR has recently appealed for additional funding of USD128 million.



Please read all about UNHCR's efforts at and stories about refugees here. You can also read more about the refugees and the people helping them at the Humans of New York site here.

Every contribution, whatever the size, matters and together we can make a difference, Insyaa Allah.