The last year has been harrowing for refugee families around the world. Forced to flee their homes by violence, refugee families leave their home with only what they can carry, lacking the very basics of survival.
From Africa to South East Asia, the Middle East to Europe, UNHCR is providing vital supplies to keep refugee families safe, well nourished and healthy in extreme conditions.
Extreme weather conditions have brought severe problems for refugee families in the west and Horn of Africa. El nino brings ongoing drought and soaring temperatures in Ethiopia are causing crops to fail, creating a food shortage for hundreds of thousands of refugees. 25% of children in some refugee camps are now acutely malnourished.
Currently, 11.6 million Syrians in the Middle East and Europe are facing sub-zero temperatures; thousands will go into winter without adequate clothing, shelter or heating to survive through the long, cold months.
In southern Bangladesh, Rohingya refugee families have experienced months of monsoonal rain and flooding which have caused infection and disease to spread. UNHCR is the only aid agency delivering healthcare to the 33,000 Rohingya families living in two crowded camps.
Your generous donation of a food and water, winter or healthcare package can ensure that refugee families suffering from extreme conditions can survive the coming months and into the future.
How we help
In Ethiopia, UNHCR is delivering urgently needed food and water supplies and are implementing emergency feeding programs for mothers and babies and malnourished refugees, to ensure that families remain hydrated, nourished and cared for throughout severe drought.
Throughout Europe and the Middle East UNHCR is providing Syrian refugees with winter survival kits containing thermal blankets, shelter insulation, stoves and winter clothing to protect families and keep them warm and dry all winter long.
In Bangladesh, we are funding two health centres in Rohingya refugee camps and have begun vaccination programs to stop the spread of preventable diseases to ensure families remain healthy and well.
Donate today to provide life-saving support for refugee families.