The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) was created in 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly to help over one million European refugees after World War II. It has continued to provide shelter, food, water, medical care and protection to refugees worldwide. More than 36 million people have been forced to leave their homes due to war and persecution and UNHCR helps them return to their homes safely when possible or assists with resettlement. Many of the people UNHCR helps are women and children, who come from over 117 countries.
The UN Refugee Agency’s work is supported by the United States Association for UNHCR (USA for UNHCR). They work together to build awareness and support in the United States for these life-saving relief programs.
Ludus, with CEO Hamed Wardak, is currently partnered with USA for UNHCR. Through this relationship, they are educating the public about the plight of refugees around the world and raising money to improve refugees’ lives. Hamed Wardak has thrown several charity events to raise money to provide humanitarian relief to the millions of people whose lives have been devastated by the 2010 Pakistan floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan regions.