"I haven't heard from my family in five months"

Far from the headlines, the conflict in Sudan rages on and the humanitarian catastrophe intensifies. We met members of a Sudanese organisation in Zurich to learn more about their awareness-raising and fundraising activitiesin support for their homecountry.

Humanitarian crisis in Sudan

The conflict that broke out in Sudan in April 2023 has already forced over 4 million people to flee their homes to seek safety. Every day, needs on the ground increase and UNHCR works around the clock to meet them.

Aiming Higher

"Aiming Higher" is the name of the UN Refugee Agency's program to give refugees a chance to continue their education after high school. The ambitious program plans to increase refugees’ access to higher education from 3 to 15% by 2030.  

What we do

UNHCR is present in over 130 countries to support people forced to flee conflicts and persecution. 

91% of all 18,879 employees of UNHCR are fieldworkers on the frontline to help those forced to flee conflicts and persecution. Beyond emergency relief, UNHCR makes sure to find sustainable solutions for refugees for a better future. 

million people uprooted worlwide by mid-2023
of uprooted people in the world are children
million people are stateless
refugees have been resettled in 2022
Switzerland for UNHCR

Switzerland for UNHCR, a foundation under Swiss law, is UNHCR's national partner in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. It was established in 2020 to promote closer ties with the Swiss population, and to mobilize critical funds essential to fulfill UNHCR’s mission.