The Rohingya have been persecuted for decades. Their largest exodus began in August 2017, after armed attacks forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes and seek refugee in Bangladesh.
After a decade of conflict, Syria remains the world’s largest refugee crisis. More than 6.8 million Syrians have fled their country and another 6.9 million have been internally displaced.
After more than four decades of conflict and instability in Afghanistan, an estimated 24 million Afghans are in need of humanitarian assistance. Learn more about the Afghanistan refugee crisis.
Famine and violence are devastating the people of South Sudan, which has become the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis and the largest in Africa.
A full-scale humanitarian crisis has been unfolding in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. More than 60,000 people fled to neighboring Sudan and another 2.6 million have been internally displaced.
Rohingya refugees were forced to flee their homes in the western region of Myanmar to escape horrific violence and persecution — this is one of the largest exodus of refugees witnessed in recent decades. Since the beginning of the crisis, donors have supported UNHCR and its partners’ efforts to deliver critical assistance when vulnerable families needed it the most. Here are some of the ways donors have helped.
As we reflect on the first 100 days of the crisis in Ukraine, take a moment to see how UNHCR, with generous donor support, is protecting families on their journeys to safety.
Devastating impact of economic crisis leaves Lebanese and Syrian families struggling to stay warm and stave off hunger as cold weather grips Lebanon.
Desperate, persecuted families continue to arrive by the thousand in Bangladesh. This footage shows the scope of the Rohingya crisis.
Nearly five years of violence have devastated the people of South Sudan. The crisis continues to be the fastest growing and largest in Africa.
We want refugees to know we stand with them during the coronavirus crisis. Here are five ways you, too, can show solidarity with refugees right now.
Proposed relocation scheme for 160,000 refugees from Greece, Italy and Hungary would go a long way to address the refugee crisis.
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.
Since 2014, more than 3 million Iraqis have been displaced within the country and another 260,000 have been forced to flee to neighboring countries.
More than 4 million Venezuelans have fled the country since 2014 because of political strife, human rights abuses and lack of economic opportunity.
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.
Seven years of conflict have driven nearly 6 million people from their homes and more than 23.4 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.
It's been two years since Rohingya Muslims were forced to flee Myanmar. In recognition of this anniversary, we’re highlighting some of the most important milestones in the Rohingya refugee journey.
The proliferation of new crises in 2021, combined with the lack of solutions to resolve lingering ones, has tested our ability to respond like never before. Take a look back at 2021 in photos.
With more than 900,000 refugees and asylum-seekers living inside the country, Ethiopia is home to the second largest refugee population in Africa.
Over the last 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have fled Somalia because of political instability and a dangerous civil war.
UNHCR High Commissioner António Guterres and Special Envoy Angelina Jolie warn about the scale of the crisis in the Mediterranean.
As the world focuses on Syria, South Sudan, Yemen and other flashpoints, a silent crisis is brewing in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
The crisis in Ukraine has displaced an estimated 6.5 million people inside the country and over 3.6 million people into neighboring countries. One month in, here are five things you should know.
Rohingya refugees were forced to flee their homes in Myanmar to escape horrific violence and persecution — this is one of the largest exodus of refugees witnessed in recent decades.