"The current refugee crisis – unprecedented in scale since the end of WWII – has been met with a wave of private sector commitments and leadership to address the needs of the more than 65 million people displaced by war, violence and persecution", said Anne-Marie Grey, Executive Director and CEO of USA for UNHCR. "Today's announcement of new corporate commitments shows the power of private sector ingenuity, innovation and investments in creating durable solutions to this global crisis."
A number of existing USA for UNHCR partners count themselves among those standing with the Administration in responding to the Call to Action, including: Accenture, Airbnb, Autodesk, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, UP, and Western Union. You can view a list of all companies and their detailed commitments here.
Added Grey: "Beyond the vital role of government, a crisis of this scale requires innovative private sector philanthropic investments and partnerships. As the only U.S.-based organization authorized to raise awareness and resources and advocate on behalf of UNHCR, we are well-positioned to catalyze private sector engagement to help refugees survive, recover and build a better future. Together, we can give refugees the hope they deserve, restore their dignity and help them rebuild their lives so that they once again become productive and active global citizens."
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About USA for UNHCR
USA for UNHCR helps and protects refugees and people displaced by violence, conflict and persecution. Supporting UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency – and its partners, we provide lifesaving essentials including shelter, water, food, safety and protection. Around the world, we help refugees survive, recover and build a better future. Established by concerned American citizens, USA for UNHCR is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C.
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