What We Do

With help from donors and advocates, like you, we are making a lasting impact on the lives of refugees and other displaced communities around the world. Together we focus on the basic needs and rights for refugees – like shelter, water, food, safety and protection from harm.

Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

It's important that the U.S. remains a leader, in all refugee matters, including resettlement. It is a humanitarian matter and this leadership must continue.

—Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

A Global Challenge

Multiple humanitarian emergencies together with ongoing crises with no end in sight have produced record levels of displacement and human suffering. Get the latest numbers in UNHCR's Global Trends Report.

65.3 million

men, women, and children displaced by spiraling crises around the world
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Number of men, women, and children displaced by spiraling crises around the world

17 years

is average time refugees are uprooted from their lives
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The average number of years refugees are uprooted and in need of assistance before they can safely return home or find refuge in another country.

34,000 people

flee their homes every day
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Average number of people who flee their homes every day to seek refuge and protection.

Global Impact

Together, with your support, UNHCR remains on emergency alert. When chaos hits, UNHCR is there and when refugee crises linger, UNHCR remains. Together, we are able to respond to the unprecedented number of emergencies and refugees worldwide, expand vital humanitarian support and ensure that communities have hope for a brighter future.