Afghanistan is on the brink of what the UN has described as “a humanitarian catastrophe”. Get the facts about the current situation in Afghanistan and how you can help.
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.
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.
Learn about the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, who the refugees are, and the reasons for their displacement.
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.
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.
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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.
The United Nations and non-governmental organizations will today launch joint response plans aiming to deliver vital humanitarian relief to displaced people in Afghanistan and local communities.
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.
Millions of refugees have fled violence and persecution in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries seeking safety in Europe.
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?
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is profoundly concerned by escalating risks faced by Afghans seeking to flee into neighboring countries as the situation within Afghanistan continues to deteriorate.
Humanitarian crises in Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia have forced more than a million of each country’s citizens to flee for their lives.
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.
Naheed Samadi Bahram is the U.S. Country Director of Women for Afghan Women, and a former refugee from Afghanistan who came to the U.S. in 2006.
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.
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.