Every year, thousands of people are forced to flee their homes and countries to escape conflict, violence, disaster and persecution. Hungry, thirsty and exhausted, they need help – now.
Help reach and protect all refugees wherever they may be. No matter how dangerous the situation. No matter how long the emergency lasts.
UNHCR is often first in and last out in a refugee crisis. Thanks to you, our teams can be on the ground within 72 hours, providing vulnerable families with shelter, water, medicine and other life-saving essentials. Our emergency teams include experts in relief coordination, human rights, camp management, negotiation, and water and sanitation.
With more than 110 million people now displaced around the world, there has never been a greater need for your support. Please join our Emergency Response Team today to help people fleeing for their lives.
UNHCR’s work is underfunded. Your regular gift every four weeks will make an immediate difference. Your gift will go to the people in greatest need. From providing shelter and basic survival items, to protecting children forced to flee alone – your support can save lives.
Your gift can also support UNHCR’s long-term work with displaced people. It can provide healthcare, education, livelihood training, and counselling to help people overcome unimaginable trauma, helping them rebuild their lives with dignity.
UNHCR works in more than 130 countries around the world and over 90% of our workforce are based in field locations. We are often first in and last out in a refugee crisis, providing vulnerable families with shelter, water and other survival essentials.
UNHCR has been responding to emergencies for over 70 years all over the world and has a worldwide network of over 20,000 staff, including trained experts in emergency response and preparedness ready to drop everything in the event of rapid deployment across the world.
When you join the Emergency Response Team, you are helping UNHCR plan for the future, prepare for the unknown, and mobilise at a moment’s notice, as soon as an emergency strikes.
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.