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Alkhayyat Foundation featured in USA for UNHCR’s Annual Report

Washington DC (Jun 10, 2016) – Alkhayyat Foundation featured as a key partner in USA for UNHCR’s annual report.

[In December, USA for UNHCR received a grant from the Alkhayyat Foundation to support efforts to help Syrian refugees during the winter months. The foundation is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization working for a better future for vulnerable and under-served communities in the Middle East.

Following the immense success of their first engagement with USA for UNHCR, Alkhayyat Foundation issued another and much larger challenge grant a month later which our generous donors matched in less than two weeks! We are grateful to both our donors and Alkhayyat for helping provide double the amount of much-needed blankets, stoves and heaters, cash assistance and winter clothes to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

“UNHCR was the ideal organization to rapidly deliver aid to those who need it the most. We look forward to continuing this great partnership and to augmenting our support to the Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons,” said Moutaz Alkhayyat, chairman of the foundation.]

Full report can be found here: USA for UNHCR Annual Report 2015

About Alkhayyat Foundation
Alkhayyat Foundation is a U.S.-based non-for-profit foundation chaired by the Syrian-Qatari businessman and philanthropist Moutaz Alkhayyat. The Foundation provides monetary and in-kind support to international organizations and educational institutions working to secure a better future for vulnerable and underserved communities in the Middle East region.

USA for UNHCR helps and protects refugees and people displaced by violence, conflict and persecution. Supporting UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency – and its partners, we provide life-saving essentials including shelter, water, food, safety and protection. Around the world, we help refugees survive, recover and build a better future. Together, we can give refugees the hope and dignity they deserve and help them rebuild their lives. For more information, visit

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