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:

A young Yemeni girl eats a packet of Plumpy Nut, a high calorie food used in famine relief.
© UNHCR/Hugh Macleod

Yemen Emergency

The people of Yemen are trapped in one of the world's worst humanitarian emergencies.

Ethiopian refugees fleeing clashes in the country's northern Tigray region, cross the border into Hamdayet, Sudan.
© UNHCR/Hazim Elhag

Ethiopia Emergency

Conflict and food shortages are fuelling a full-scale humanitarian emergency, with thousands of refugees continuing to seek safety in eastern Sudan.

Afghan woman Zahra*, 34, looks at the camera while holding her baby daughter, a snowy landscape in the background.
© UNHCR/Julian Busch

Winter Emergency

Please donate now to save lives and give much-needed hope through the coldest, darkest months of the year.

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