Displaced children in Hudaydah

When violence erupts and disaster strikes, UNHCR teams are ready to deploy humanitarian emergency assistance within 72 hours.

UNHCR is often first in and last out during humanitarian emergencies, providing life-saving assistance and care to the people who need it most.

Supplies are warehoused in seven strategic hubs – Accra, Amman, Copenhagen, Douala, Dubai, Nairobi and Panama – to enable immediate transit anywhere in the world.

UNHCR staff cover every angle of emergency response, from establishing camps in safe zones, to installing water and sanitation, to coordinating emergency airlifts, to protecting the most vulnerable, including women and children.

Some of the key humanitarian emergencies that UNHCR are responding to are below:

Acel, 5, stands outside his family's shelter at UNHCR's transit centre in Renk, South Sudan

Silent Emergencies

Millions of refugees are trapped in silent emergencies that don't make headlines. Your generous donation can save lives and give hope.

Liudmyla, 70, stands in her potato cellar, where she sheltered for a month during intense fighting.
© UNHCR/Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi

Ukraine Emergency

The war in Ukraine has created a massive humanitarian emergency. Donate now to send aid to people fleeing for their lives.

UNHCR distributes relief items to families displaced by Storm Daniel.
© UNHCR/Ziyad Alhamadi

Libya Flood Emergency

On 11 September 2023, Storm Daniel killed thousands of people and caused catastrophic flooding in eastern Libya. Six months on, the need is still huge...
Borik, 75, and his wife Lena, 73, speak with UNHCR staff member Arevig in Goris, south-eastern Armenia, where tens of thousands of refugees have arrived in less than a week.
© UNHCR/Karen Minasyan

Armenia Emergency

Send life-saving aid to Armenian refugees forced to flee their homes.
© Mohammed Kayas, refugee volunteer

Rohingya Emergency

Send life-saving aid to Rohingya refugees who are hanging on by a thread.

South Sudan_Alekiir-and-family-at-UNHCR-Transit-Centre-in-Renk after crossing the border at Joda Border Point into South Sudan
© UNHCR/Charlotte Hallqvist

Sudan Emergency

People are fleeing armed clashes in Sudan. Many civilians have been killed and injured. Give what you can today.

Seven-year-old Runa* from Jalalabad (left) and her friend Gul Bibi*, 7, from Kunduz, in their new neighbourhood on the edge of Kabul.
© UNHCR/Andrew McConnell

Afghanistan Emergency

The people of Afghanistan have endured crisis after crisis. Millions are now on the brink of famine and urgently need humanitarian assistance.

Thousands of families have been displaced due to recent climate change and droughts in Ethiopia's Somali regions.
© UNHCR/Eugene Sibomana

Horn of Africa Food Crisis

The Horn of Africa is experiencing the longest and most severe drought on record. Help UNHCR provide safe shelter, cash assistance and life-saving aid to drought-stricken communities.
Women walking with UNHCR box. UNHCR distributes solar lights to female-headed families in Aleppo region, Syria.

Syrian Refugee Crisis

Syrians are exhausted and traumatised after 12 years of war. Please donate now to send emergency aid to families who have nothing left.

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