UNHCR Canada and PeaceGeeks

UNHCR Canada

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), also known as the UN Refugee Agency, is the world’s leading organization aiding and protecting people forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict and persecution. UNHCR provides shelter, food, water, medical care and other life-saving assistance to refugees around the world.

The dream of most refugees is to return home. When possible, UNHCR helps refugees make this dream a reality. When refugees can’t go back home, we work to find opportunities for them to rebuild their lives in another country. Since its formation by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950, UNHCR has helped millions of refugees restart their lives and has twice received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Today, UNHCR’s committed staff of 11,517 work in 130 countries—saving and protecting lives, and building a better future for 68.5 million displaced people around the world.

Learn more about who we helpwhere we work, and how you can help today.

PeaceGeeks

PeaceGeeks is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, Canada and Amman, Jordan that builds digital tools to empower communities in the pursuit of peace. Working with at-risk communities to leverage technology, PeaceGeeks helps refugees and immigrants in Canada and abroad to access their most critical services; equips women and youth in Jordan with the skills to respond to online hate and violence; strengthens access to justice through digital communications and information crowdsourcing in human rights abuses; and convenes the public to raise awareness on emerging peace, justice and tech issues. Learn more at peacegeeks.org. 

UNHCR Canada

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), also known as the UN Refugee Agency, is the world’s leading organization aiding and protecting people forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict and persecution. UNHCR provides shelter, food, water, medical care and other life-saving assistance to refugees around the world.

The dream of most refugees is to return home. When possible, UNHCR helps refugees make this dream a reality. When refugees can’t go back home, we work to find opportunities for them to rebuild their lives in another country. Since its formation by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950, UNHCR has helped millions of refugees restart their lives and has twice received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Today, UNHCR’s committed staff of 11,517 work in 130 countries—saving and protecting lives, and building a better future for 68.5 million displaced people around the world.

Learn more about who we helpwhere we work, and how you can help today.

PeaceGeeks

PeaceGeeks is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, Canada and Amman, Jordan that builds digital tools to empower communities in the pursuit of peace. Working with at-risk communities to leverage technology, PeaceGeeks helps refugees and immigrants in Canada and abroad to access their most critical services; equips women and youth in Jordan with the skills to respond to online hate and violence; strengthens access to justice through digital communications and information crowdsourcing in human rights abuses; and convenes the public to raise awareness on emerging peace, justice and tech issues. Learn more at peacegeeks.org. 

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