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Emergency Response

ERT in actionWhen a crisis strikes, UNHCR is there, on the ground, saving lives within 72 hours.

UNHCR is often the first in and the last out in an emergency, supporting the displaced at every stage of their ordeal. Be it an eruption of fighting causing tens of thousands of people to flee their homes, or a massive earthquake displacing hundreds of thousands, we're there.

To build our emergency preparedness and response capacity, UNHCR has emergency stockpiles of non-food aid items in Copenhagen and Dubai to supplement local aid supplies in areas of need. This means that at any given time, UNHCR has the capacity to respond quickly and effectively to help those in need.

UNHCR relies on donations from governments, the private sector and the general public to assist our humanitarian relief efforts.

Donate to the Emergency Response Program now!