children, women and men displaced by spiraling crises around the world.
1% of Humanity
displaced by violence, conflict or persecution.
90% of refugees
and forcibly displaced people hosted by low and middle-income countries
Right now, war and violence have forced more than 110 million people to flee their homes. Sign up to learn how you can help!
The crisis in Ukraine has displaced an estimated 5.1 million people inside the country and more than 6.2 million people into neighboring countries or other countries globally.
After more than four decades of displacement, Afghan refugees are one of the largest protracted refugee situations in the world. There are 8.2 million Afghan refugees being hosted in neighboring countries and 3.2 million remain internally displaced.
After over a decade of conflict, Syria remains the world’s largest refugee crisis. More than 14 million people have been displaced, including 6.8 million people who remain internally displaced.
Since the recent conflict began in April 2023, more than 5.4 million people have been displaced, including 4.2 million people within Sudan and 1.1 million more who have fled to neighboring countries.
Yemen is one of the largest humanitarian crises of our time. More than 4.5 million people have been internally displaced and 21.6 million are in dire need of assistance.
After nearly two years of conflict, millions of Ethiopians are still in desperate need of humanitarian aid and protection. In Tigray, nearly 40 percent of the population is suffering from an extreme lack of food.
In August 2017, violence broke out in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, forcing nearly one million Rohingya to flee their homes and seek refuge in Bangladesh. Today the number of arrivals continue to grow.
More than 1 million people have been uprooted from their homes in Central America due to violence, insecurity and persecution, mainly by criminal organizations.
More than 7.3 million Venezuelans have fled the country to escape violence, gang warfare as well as lack of food, medicine and essential services. It is the largest exodus in Latin America’s recent history.
Ongoing violence between armed groups has forced hundreds of thousands of families to flee the Central African Republic (CAR) since 2013.
The Sahel is facing one of the fastest growing displacement crises in the world. More than 2.7 million people have been internally displaced in the region and 29 million people are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.
Millions of Iraqis have been forced to abandon their homes after decades of conflict and violence. Five million former IDPs have returned, but these returnees live in substandard living conditions.
With millions of cases reported worldwide, the coronavirus pandemic is a global challenge that affects us all—including refugees and other people displaced by conflict or persecution.
Spiraling violence, conflict and a severe food shortage have endangered millions of lives in South Sudan. There are now nearly 2.4 million South Sudanese refugees, making it the largest refugee crisis in Africa.
Announcing the 2023 Sparking Change Grantees
Meet the 2023 Sparking Change grantees and learn more about how their projects will improve integration and inclusion for displaced people in their communities.Learn More
Global Refugee Forum offers hope, and promise of action, at end of a troubling year
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR’s Arafat Jamal, Coordinator for the 2023 Global Refugee Forum, at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.Learn More
Democratic Republic of the Congo Refugee Crisis Explained
The displacement situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the longest-standing humanitarian crisis in Africa. The DRC hosts more than half a million refugees and 6.2 million IDPs - the largest IDP population in Africa.Learn More
Climate change and displacement: the myths and the facts
Five myths busted about the climate crisis and displacement.Learn More
UNHCR calls for urgent global action at COP28, highlighting climate change’s impact on the displacement crisis
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for immediate and collective action to confront the unparalleled impact of climate change on displaced populations at the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28).Learn More
As winter sets in, UNHCR calls for sustained support for humanitarian and recovery needs in Ukraine
As the second winter sets in since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for sustained support for Ukrainian civilians severely affected by the war.Learn More