Learn about the causes of the current crisis in Afghanistan, why Afghans are fleeing, and where they're going.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned about the prevailing humanitarian needs within Afghanistan, and urges support to ensure that all those requiring assistance are not forgotten.
UNHCR has released yesterday a non-return advisory for Afghanistan, calling for a bar on forced returns of Afghan nationals, including asylum seekers who have had their claims rejected.
Learn about the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, who the refugees are, and the reasons for their displacement.
After four decades of violence and forced displacement, the Afghanistan humanitarian crisis continues to make up one of the largest and most protracted displacement situations under UNHCR’s mandate.
UNHCR’s Representative in Afghanistan, Caroline Van Buren, describes the current situation in the country and how our staff and partners are helping displaced people.
As widespread fighting intensifies, the United Nations in Afghanistan continues to call for a permanent ceasefire and a negotiated settlement in the interests of the Afghan people.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply shocked by the brutal and senseless attack at Kabul International Airport on the evening of Thursday, August 26th.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, appealed for urgent and sustained support for Afghans inside the country and for refugees who have fled abroad.
Thanks to their parents and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, 350 Afghan girls have completed a year of schooling and are advancing to a new school year.
UNHCR is providing shelter, water, food, and other basic necessities but as resources are depleted, the need continues to grow. UNHCR needs you to take action and stand with displaced people. Sign the petition today to stand with displaced people and ensure Afghans get the aid they need to survive and rebuild their lives.
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The recent escalation of conflict in Afghanistan has displaced more than half a million people, but where are internally displaced Afghans and Afghan refugees going?
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The imminent crisis in Afghanistan is the latest in a cycle of conflict that’s lasted more than 40 years. Since the start of this year, nearly 550,000 people have been forced to flee their homes.
Decades of conflict has forced millions of refugees from their homes in Afghanistan. Meet five Afghan refugees who are beginning to rebuild through education and entrepreneurship opportunities.
As an American fighter pilot, Scott Cooper served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now out of uniform, he’s on a new mission: advocating for refugees on Capitol Hill.
UNHCR is extremely concerned by the rapid escalation of conflict in Afghanistan this week. Nearly 200 Afghan refugees have been forced to flee to the Islamic Republic of Iran over the weekend.
Losing one’s glasses is often an easily remedied inconvenience. But impaired vision can keep refugees from caring for their families or doing well in school. You can help a refugee see a brighter future with a new pair of glasses.
Hangama Amiri reflects on growing up as an Afghan refugee, becoming a Canadian artist and creating the emoji for World Refugee Day.
UNHCR has more than 11,500 staff, most of whom are based in the field. Meet Massoumeh Farman Farmaian, who coordinates on emergency responses.
Spiraling violence, conflict and a severe food shortage have endangered millions of lives.
A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality or political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so.
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