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?
A year after the onset of the Somalia famine, Aden has regained the body weight he lost over the past year and can now walk, eat and sleep.
More than 15 million people, or 53 percent of Yemen’s population, are on the brink of starvation as access to food diminishes every day across the country. Nearly 400,00 children suffer from severe malnutrition. Severely malnourished children are 11 times more likely to die than a healthy child if they don’t receive timely treatment.
UNHCR is today warning that hundreds of thousands of internally displaced Yemenis are at heightened risk of food insecurity.
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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.
Check out three ways the world can come together to stop famine and food insecurity, and what UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is doing to support these efforts.
The United Nations calls Yemen “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis,” as multiple factions in the country fight over political power and territory. Civilians bear the brunt of the violence: bombing, cross-fire, kidnapping, rape and indiscriminate attacks are a regular occurrence. One of the poorest countries in the Middle East, Yemen is on the brink of widespread famine.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Boris Cheshirkov – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Millions of individuals have been forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations. Learn more about the number of refugees from various regions and the countries in which they are most often resettling.
Goodwill Ambassador Khaled Hosseini traveled to Uganda to support the UN Refugee Agency’s emergency response to the South Sudan crisis.
Risk of death to people in the Horn of Africa, Yemen and Nigeria is growing because of drought, escalating violence and funding shortfalls.
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.
As an electrician and plumber, Mohamed volunteered to use his skills to help UNHCR build prefabricated houses at Kara Tepe refugee housing site.
Meet four children in Yemen who have faced devastating circumstances but are now safe and hopeful thanks to the support of our donors.
UNHCR met with approximately 100 NGOs to discuss how to strengthen partnerships when responding to COVID-19 and other pandemics.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for urgent support to help displaced people and local host communities affected by the catastrophic drought in the Horn of Africa.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is committed to supporting millions of Afghans facing a humanitarian crisis, but more funding is needed. Here are five things to know about Afghanistan.
The commitment and generosity of USA for UNHCR’s donors in 2020 helped deliver aid to vulnerable refugee families during the most difficult times.
In 2018, one thing was certain: USA for UNHCR donors opened their hearts to those in greatest need. Thanks to our donors, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, was on the ground wherever refugees needed help, providing protection and assistance, including emergency shelter, food, water and healthcare.
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.
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Afghanistan is descending into the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Approximately 24.4 million people – 55 percent of the population – are in need of humanitarian assistance in 2022.
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Four stories of women’s strength and heroism from the world's largest humanitarian crisis.