Delivering aid with dignity

International law establishes that all people affected by humanitarian crises — natural disasters, war, and other conflict — have an equal right to aid and assistance with dignity. Grassroots experience shows, however, that this right is one of the first casualties of a crisis.

Disasters and conflict don’t affect everyone the same way; they rearrange existing inequalities. In times of crisis, your race, class, gender, religion, ethnicity, political beliefs, and immigration status all affect your situation, your ability to access aid and protection, and your chances of rebuilding your life. In responding to major natural disasters and forgotten conflicts, UUSC finds out who is getting left behind in relief efforts because of who they are and helps them access aid, protection, and recovery assistance.

The Papaye Peasant Movement (MPP) of Haiti has been a UUSC partner for the past five years. Since the UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) was...
UUSC is monitoring the plight of stateless Rohingya migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia and is deeply saddened to see the Myanmar government’s...
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Helping women in labor, getting Dalit kids back to school, preventing illness and epidemics
As the people of Burundi endure unrest and uncertainty amid an attempted coup d’état , UUSC is working with partners on the ground to provide women...
Yesterday, we received word from the Sadhana Shrestha, the executive director of Tewa, the women’s fund in Nepal that UUSC is partnering with to...
Great news: Liberia was declared free of Ebola on May 9, 2015, after receiving no new Ebola cases during a 42-day period! This is a testament to the...
UUSC supporters have generously stepped forward with more than $160,000 in donations to the UUSC-UUA Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund for relief and...
This past January, as the refugee crisis in Syria continued, UUSC partnered once again with the Trauma Resource Institute (TRI) to conduct a weeklong...

Celebrating 75 years of advancing human rights.

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On April 25, communities in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh suffered a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. So far, reports reveal that more than 4,000...

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