Torture destroys lives

Help victims rebuild theirs

What they did was very rough. They destroyed all I have.
But I'm now able to fight for my future, thanks to the UN Fund.

Torture victim, Central African Republic

50,000 victims
helped every year
160 organizations
supported with grants every year
80 countries
covered by the Fund every year

Learn more about the Fund

In 1981, the UN General Assembly established the UN Fund for Victims of Torture to support organizations, where medical doctors, lawyers, social workers, psychiatrists and psychologists work daily to restore the health, the hope and dignity of victims of torture.

The UN Fund for Victims of Torture is the largest Trust Fund managed by Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights with a distinct victim-focused mandate. Every day, it makes the right of rehabilitation of thousands of victims a reality.

In the last three decades the Fund has channelled financial assistance of over $168 million to more than 620 organizations worldwide providing medical, psychological, humanitarian, social and legal assistance to victims of torture and members of their families.

In 2016 alone, a total of 57,000 victims in over 80 countries are assisted by specialized practitioners in rehabilitation centres, non-governmental organizations and legal aid groups with the critical support of the Fund.

If you have any questions about your donation or our work, please contact the Fund using the "Contact us" button below.