Millions of people are uprooted from their homes every year due to natural disasters and extreme weather events. Here’s a 101 on how climate change is impacting forced displacement around the world.
Anne-Marie Grey, Executive Director and CEO of USA for UNHCR, reflects on her time visiting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and how they will be impacted by climate change.
Global response to the COVID-19 pandemic offers insights on how to mitigate the impact of climate change on displaced populations, says UNHCR’s Gillian Triggs.
In recognition of the growing climate crisis and to boost refugees’ access to safe and sustainable energy, while minimizing its own environmental impact, UNHCR launched a four-year Global Strategy for Sustainable Energy.
Taking climate action is a global responsibility — one that requires the hope and resiliency that refugees embody. This Earth Day, see how refugees from around the world are taking action to protect their new homes.
Dwindling water supplies are at the root of fighting between herders and fishermen that have driven thousands to flee both within Cameroon and into Chad.
Add your name to USA for UNHCR’s petition to ensure people impacted by climate change have the help they need — not when it’s too late, but right now.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the World Food Program (WFP) are warning that severe underfunding, conflict and disasters threaten to leave millions of refugees across Africa without food.
The humanitarian crisis in Mozambique is massive -- and largely invisible. Forced to flee their homes because of violence, natural disasters and disease, these internally displaced people face struggle after struggle. Take our quiz to find out how much you know about this crisis, and how your support helps protect and empower these resilient families.
Rohingya refugees who have been trained as volunteer lifeguards are saving lives during climate emergencies like monsoons.
On Saturday, October 26th, nearly eighty east coast architects gathered at the New Lab in Brooklyn to put their design and engineering skills to the test and #HackABetterWorld for refugees. Hosted by The Hive, USA for UNHCR’s innovation lab, the hackathon focused on designing shelter solutions for refugees that could be implemented under the constraints of a refugee camp.
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?
Approximately 20 million people in Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan and Somalia are at immediate risk of famine. But what exactly is famine and how can we stop it?
After a recent 7.4 magnitude earthquake and a tsunami devastated the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, UNHCR sprang into action to help the survivors of the earthquake and tsunami. Have you ever wondered how humanitarian supplies are transported around the world at a moment’s notice?
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.
The partnership with the UPS Foundation helps UNHCR quickly respond and make a difference in restarting the lives of people forced to flee.
UNHCR welcomes a $775,000 donation from the UPS Foundation that will enhance delivery of lifesaving assistance and protection to refugees worldwide.
Learn about the causes of the current crisis in Afghanistan, why Afghans are fleeing, and where they're going.
Looking for good news in 2021? Here are three outstanding achievements that will change the future of millions of refugees and displaced people worldwide
The central Sahel is facing one of the world's fastest growing displacement crises. More than 2.7 million people have been forced to flee and at least 13.4 million need humanitarian assistance.
Every day of the year, and on every step of the journey, our dedicated partners made possible our work of delivering safety and protection to millions of refugees and forcibly displaced communities worldwide. As we begin the new year, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the highlights USA for UNHCR donors helped us provide in 2019
Volunteers are at the forefront of a drive to protect residents of the sprawling refugee settlement as the cyclone and monsoon season approaches.
The Sahel is facing one of the fastest growing displacement crises in the world. More than 2.7 million people have fled violence in the region and at least 13.4 million people are in dire need of humanitarian assistance
During refugee crises, UNHCR rushes in humanitarian aid and its expert staff, leading efforts to save lives and relieve suffering.