MADE51 is brought to life by UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, a global organization dedicated to saving lives. protecting rights, and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people.
Today, there are over100 million people that have been forcibly displacedby war, violence, disaster and persecution. Whenever refugees flee their homes, they leave behind their livelihoods and prospects, which are critical for self-reliance. This means refugees often have no choice but to rely on others for 15-25 years, on average.
It doesn’t have to be like this. Having the opportunity to work and earn a living is one of the most effective wayspeople can rebuild their lives with dignity.
To build that opportunity, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, created MADE51, a global brand of artisanal home décor and accessories, crafted by refugees. Each MADE51 product that reaches consumer hands plays a part in enabling refugees to contribute to their host country’s economy and strengthens their ties with the local community. Each purchase also represents a powerful act of solidarity with refugees and an appreciation for the resilience of the human spirit.