Advent International has donated US$650,000 to USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, as part of its immediate effort to support those suffering because of the war in Ukraine. Since 1950s UNHCR has been saving lives, protecting rights, and building a better future for refugees, asylum seekers and stateless people.

As the conflict continues, the UNHCR estimates that at least five million people will be forced to leave the country, with millions more being displaced within Ukraine. UNHCR is working with the authorities, UN agencies, community groups and other partners to provide humanitarian assistance wherever possible.

The Advent donation will help enable UNHCR to provide cash support, emergency shelter and essential items – including blankets, containers for clean water, and plastic tarps to protect damaged homes and provide respite from the elements. The donation will also provide vital support to the most vulnerable refugees, including survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), unaccompanied minors and children separated from their families.