Appco helps UN refugee agency support displaced Filipinos

Appco Group Philippines is working with the UN's refugee agency to help thousands of people who have been forced from their homes because of ongoing conflict in the country.

Fundraisers contracted to Appco Philippines and working on behalf of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are educating the public about the humanitarian work the charity is involved in, and engaging in face-to-face fundraising to recruit committed long-term donors.

The regular donations secured by fundraisers in Appco’s network have helped UNHCR provide assistance following the Mamasapano incident. In January, a police terrorism operation in the area left 44 officers and several civilians dead, and more than 34,000 people have been displaced due to ongoing conflict by armed groups.

People from the Maguindanao and North Cotabato provinces are being temporarily sheltered at evacuation centres or sharing dwellings with host families.

UNHCR has provided hundreds of thermal blankets, plastic sleeping mats, and mosquito nets, as well as collapsible cans for storing drinking water.

UNHCR is a humanitarian organisation working in 126 countries around the world, helping millions of refugees.