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 speed with which Ebola is moving across West Africa is truly staggering. Most devastated are Sierra Leone and Liberia, both countries left with...
While refugees fleeing violence in Syria most definitely need concrete relief — food, clothing, shelter — they also need something that is too often...

Today marks the anniversary of the Haiti earthquake. With your support, we've worked with partners in Haiti to help rebuild lives, communities,...

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Today marks the anniversary of the Haiti earthquake. For five years we have stood shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters in Haiti,...

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Today the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), a human rights organization, applauded the work of its partner Wellbody Alliance in Sierra...
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This past October, UUSC President and CEO Bill Schulz visited Rice University in Houston, Texas, to discuss the future of human rights. Watch as...

As Ebola continues to take a major toll on several countries in Africa, generous donors have contributed more than $105,000 to the UUSC-UUA Ebola...
I wrote to you a few days ago to ask for your support for the Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund launched by UUSC and the Unitarian Universalist Association...
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International human rights organization UUSC and the UUA have announced a joint nationwide fundraising campaign to help halt the devastating spread...
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Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) President Rev. Bill Schulz and Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) President Rev. Peter Morales...

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