UNHCR:Every Birthday Counts

UNHCR:Every Birthday Counts
UNHCR:Every Birthday Counts


Every year, we rack our brains thinking how to prepare for our birthday.
We are all bothered – how do we spend a special and unique birthday?

Do we actually need to look this hard to celebrate our birthdays?
To make an occasion more meaningful, simply donate your birthday to change a life!
OR act as a fundraiser and set up a fundraising page. Ask for donations but not gifts!
By crowdfunding from friends and family, fundraising goals can be hit faster.
This, is a birthday made more meaningful.

Fundraisers will receive the following souvenir(s) once the fundraising amount reaches below, within 30 days after creating their own “Every Birthday Counts” fundraising page.

- Donors who have fundraised totalling HK$1000 - HK$2500 will receive a UNHCR “Every Birthday Counts” certificate of appreciation
- Donors who have fundraised over HK$2,500 will receive one UNHCR Special Edition Teddy Bear and a UNHCR “Every Birthday Counts” certificate of appreciation


Your donation is crucial:

Give $1800 to provide 36 refugees with blankets to keep them warm
Give $4800 to provide textbooks, exercise books and pencils for 30 refugee students for a year
Give $7200 to provide malaria medicines to 60 refugee children for a year

Amongst the 25.9 million refugees in the world, half of them are children. More and more children are fleeing from conflict torn countries on their own. Others are becoming orphaned, lost or separated from their families while searching for safe refuge. UNHCR is often the first to spot these children as they come across borders or arrive alone in refugee camps.

Our protection officers listen to their stories and ensure that they have safe accommodation, trained staff to care for them, nutritious food, health checks, counselling, education and ongoing care. We share information across the region and around the globe to help trace missing relatives and arrange for family reunion.


For enquiries, please call (852) 2388 3278 during our office hour (Mon to Fri 9:00-19:00) or send an email to [email protected]. Thank you.



The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was established on 14 December 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee issues. It strives to ensure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another state, with the option to voluntarily return home when conditions are conducive for return, integrate locally or resettle to a third country. UNHCR has twice won the Nobel Peace Prize, in 1954 for its ground-breaking work in helping the refugees of Europe, and in 1981 for its worldwide assistance to refugees.