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Ongoing emergencies


Ongoing emergencies

We are currently responding to ongoing emergencies in multiple countries, working to keep people safe while they are on the move and displaced from their homes.

Please consider supporting this vital work.
A UNHCR staff member speaks with a Syrian refugee woman in Lebanon

We are currently responding to emergency situations in multiple countries.

Learn more about the situation, how UNHCR is helping, and how you can support people forced to flee.

A young internally displaced girl in Afghanistan cuddles a soft toy.
Millions of people in Afghanistan are experiencing misery and hunger amid decades of conflict, economic collapse, drought, and freezing wintertime temperatures.
Portrait of Alphonsine, an internally displaced woman in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Insecurity, violence and disasters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have displaced an estimated 5 million people between 2017 and 2019. Hundreds of thousands more have fled to neighbouring countries, as worsening violence destroys lives and livelihoods across the country.
Kenya. New arrivals
As the Horn of Africa enters its sixth consecutive rainy season with no rain, displacement continues to climb as millions from Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia struggle to survive amid scarce water resources, hunger, insecurity and conflict.
A young Rohingya girl holds her little brother
Rohingya refugees fled violence in Myanmar at a staggering rate in 2017 – and the numbers keep growing. At the peak of the crisis, thousands were crossing into Bangladesh daily. They arrived exhausted, hungry and sick – in need of international protection and humanitarian assistance.
A woman walking beside a donkey, on which two children are sitting
Hundreds of thousands of people are being forced to flee the deadly clashes in Sudan. UNHCR is delivering humanitarian aid inside Sudan and its neighbouring countries, including Chad, South Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Central African Republic.
Two people unpack UNHCR boxes and blankets in Syria
After over a decade of crisis, life is harder than ever for displaced Syrians. Millions of Syrians have been forced to flee their homes since 2011, seeking safety as refugees in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and beyond, or displaced inside Syria. As the crisis continues, hope is fading.
Anzhela (24) holds her little niece Liliya (4) as they wait to receive warm clothes and blankets.
In response to the massive humanitarian crisis caused by the ongoing war in Ukraine, UNHCR is working with national authorities, UN agencies, displaced communities and local and international partners to provide urgently needed assistance.
A UNHCR staff member serves bread to Venezuelan families.
People continue to leave Venezuela to escape violence, insecurity and threats as well as lack of food, medicine and essential services. With over 7 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants worldwide, the vast majority in countries within Latin America and the Caribbean, this has become one of the largest displacement crises in the world.

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