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:

Aisha, a young Syrian girl, stands outside her family's tent in Lebanon while snow falls around her.

Winter Survival Fund

Every winter, refugees face life-threatening challenges, but this year will be even worse.

Afghan refugee Bahadur, 60, and a UNHCR staff member look upon the flood-affected landscape of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
© UNHCR/Usman Ghani

Pakistan Flood Emergency

Millions of people in Pakistan are in desperate need of aid as the country grapples with historic flooding.

Ukrainian refugees, Andrei and Ludmila, visit UNHCR’s cash enrolment centre in Krakow Tauron Arena to register for cash assistance to cover their basic needs.
© UNHCR/ Maciej Moskwa

Ukraine Emergency

The war in Ukraine has created the world’s largest human displacement crisis. Donate now to send aid to people fleeing for their lives.

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.

A kid wears a protective mask as a preventive measure against the spread of Coronavirus in Dhaka.
© Ritzau Scanpix

COVID-19 Crisis Appeal

UNHCR’s COVID-19 pandemic response is critically under-funded. Your support will protect refugees and displaced people with vaccinations and awareness campaigns.

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.

Women walking with UNHCR box. UNHCR distributes solar lights to female-headed families in Aleppo region, Syria.

Syria Crisis

Millions of Syrians require help after 11 years of war. 

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.