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.

More than 100,000 people have fled to Armenia from Karabakh after a decades-long crisis flared up again last week – the majority are older people, women and children.

People arriving at the borders are exhausted and traumatised, in need of emergency relief and psychological care. With temperatures dropping at night and limited accommodation available, shelter support is urgently needed to make sure people are not left out on the streets.

Families forced to flee need your support.

UNHCR, is providing immediate assistance to refugees . We’ve already delivered critical supplies like foldable beds, mattresses and blankets as part of the government-led response. And we are urgently sending more supplies.

But we need your help to do more.

Please donate now.

Survival essentials

Your gift can provide essential supplies like bedding, mattresses and hygiene items.


Your gift can provide temporary shelter for vulnerable families to protect them from the freezing temperatures at night.

Psychosocial support

Your gift can provide psychosocial support to refugees arriving in Armenia.

Our fundraising impact

The majority of funds raised by Australia for UNHCR are directed to UNHCR’s emergency operations, providing the ready funds and resources to respond quickly and effectively in situations of crisis and disaster.

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