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:

People walk in the mud between the rubbles, after a powerful storm and heavy rainfall hit Libya, in Derna, Libya September 13, 2023.

Libya Flood Emergency

Storm Daniel has killed thousands and caused catastrophic flooding in north-eastern Libya. Donate now to send life-saving aid.

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 a massive humanitarian emergency. Donate now to send aid to people fleeing for their lives.

Alekiir and her family at the UNHCR Transit Centre in Renk town after crossing the border at Joda Border Point into South Sudan.

Sudan Emergency

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

Three Rohingya children huddle under an umbrella during a downpour in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
© UNHCR/David Azia

Rohingya Emergency

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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