According to the UNHCR, an unprecedented 70.8 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide. Among them thousands of university-aged youth looking for opportunities to continue their higher education. Despite the great benefits of a quality education for displaced populations, education in emergencies remains one of the most underfunded sectors in humanitarian aid with higher education often considered as a luxury rather than a necessity.
Today, only 3% of the world’s refugees attend university, compared to the global average of 37%.
IIE’s Student Emergency Initiatives support the UNHCR target of providing 15% of all refugees with access to higher education by 2030.
With your support we can achieve this ambitious goal! Together we can empower displaced and refugee students and help them rebuild their lives and their communities.
To make a gift for refugee and displaced students, select "Other" as your gift designation on the form below. When prompted, enter "PEER."
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Tax Incentives for Charitable Giving in 2021
Congress has recognized that the gifts generous donors make to nonprofits are an essential way everyone can help in this crisis. You can help IIE support students and scholars while saving on your 2021 income taxes.
For those who don’t itemize their taxes: You can deduct up to $300 per taxpayer ($600 for a married couple) for charitable contributions.
For those who do itemize: You can deduct up to 100% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) for charitable contributions.
As always, you should consult your tax advisors. IIE does not provide tax advice.