Emergency Relief Efforts
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.
Resettlement in the U.S.
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.
Our Global Impact
There are more than 18,881 determined and passionate UNHCR staff members making a meaningful difference around the world.
Last year we delivered 90,200 tents, 4.9 million blankets, 3.3 million sleeping mats and 1.4 million 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.
1% of Humanity
displaced by violence, conflict or persecution.
80% of Refugees
are hosted in countries affected by acute food insecurity and malnutrition.
Help Refugee Families
As a monthly donor, you'll become one of our most valued partners, and you’ll know that every day you are helping to bring hope, comfort and support to the world's most vulnerable people.