Emergency Relief Efforts

When violence erupts or war breaks out, life can
change in a matter of minutes—shattering families and
communities and driving millions to flee. During refugee
crises, UNHCR rushes in humanitarian aid and its expert
staff, leading efforts to save lives and relieve suffering.


Number of emergency missions carried out by UNHCR specialists in 2014

To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.

- Nelson Mandela
4+ million

refugees live in malaria prone areas

3.5+ million

refugees currently live in camps worldwide