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.

UUSC supporters around the world have stepped up and committed to growing more than 100 food gardens and sponsoring more than 100 gardens for...

Wondering about the philosophy behind tire gardens in Haiti? Check out this final video in the tire garden series! Then sign up to...

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Update: UUSC has now received 88 commitments from supporters like you to grow a garden this spring and sponsor one in Haiti, and $6,221 has been...
Update: UUSC has now received 70 commitments from supporters like you to grow a garden this spring and sponsor one in Haiti, and $3,260 has been...

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Update: UUSC has already received over 45 commitments from supporters like you to grow a garden this spring and sponsor one in Haiti, and $2,311.21...

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