Donors and advocates like you are making a lasting impact on the lives of refugees and displaced people around the world.
When violence erupts or war breaks out, life can change in a matter of minutes — forcing families and communities to flee. During refugee crises, UNHCR rushes in humanitarian aid and leads efforts to save lives and relieve suffering.
For vulnerable refugee families living outside of camps, cash assistance meets their needs in an effective, sustainable and dignified way.
Without the chance to study, an entire generation is at risk. More than half of the world’s refugees are under the age of 18. Without access to education, their future is in jeopardy.
There is no one-size-fits-all way to help refugees. As the world becomes increasingly complex, we must adapt to new systems, technologies and innovations to challenge the status quo.
Opportunities to become self-sufficient, learn new skills and pursue economic opportunities are vital for refugees to rebuild their lives and once again become productive members of a community.
Leading a movement to build awareness, acceptance and support for refugees. USA for UNHCR supports resettled refugees in the U.S. and works to promote acceptance and understanding of their plight.
There are 10,700 determined and passionate UNHCR staff members making a meaningful difference around the world.
Last year we delivered 28,500 tents, 3 million blankets, 2.4 million sleeping mats and 594,000 mosquito nets.
Together, we provide essential services to people displaced by crisis including food, water and medical care.
UNHCR operates in more than 130 countries around the world, from major capitals to remote and often dangerous locations.
87 percent of the UN Refugee Agency's staff are based in the field.
Humanitarian emergencies around the world have produced record levels of displacement and human suffering.
children, women and men displaced by spiraling crises around the world.
are uprooted from their homes and forced to flee violence and persecution.
are generously hosted in developing nations where economic opportunities are limited.