Here are just a few of the locations around the world where UNHCR teams are helping protect displaced people against extreme weather and hostile climates right now.
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.
UNHCR works to create innovative solutions to climate-related challenges.
Climate change is the defining crisis of our time. This Earth Day, learn about the refugee women who are leading on climate action in their communities.
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.
As the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) enters its final week, UNHCR calls for more assistance to the countries and communities most impacted yet most neglected by the climate emergency.
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 demand governments urgently promote measures to combat climate change and prevent the increase in forced displacement and the growing vulnerabilities of those already forced to flee. The human cost of inaction is too great. Raise your voice. We cannot afford to wait. Sign here >>
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.
Poet and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Emtithal (Emi) Mahmoud had conversations with refugees in several countries before composing the poem she will perform at the UN climate change meeting.
Afghanistan is one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Conflict and natural disasters have displaced 5.6 million people, including more than 600,000 last year. Even though they’ve been forced to flee their homes, these families are resilient and strong. UNHCR is providing cash assistance for emergency food, shelter, warm winter clothing and more. People in Afghanistan need your help to survive and rebuild their lives. We are counting on you to take action now and stand with displaced Afghans.
Afghanistan is one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Conflict and natural disasters have displaced 5.6 million people, including more than 700,000 last year. Even though they’ve been forced to flee their homes, these families are resilient and strong. UNHCR is providing cash assistance for emergency food, shelter, warm winter clothing and more. People in Afghanistan need your help to survive and rebuild their lives. We are counting on you to take action now and stand with displaced Afghans.
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.