The Syrian crisis
After 12 years of crisis, Syrians are still struggling to survive. More than half of the country’s population has fled since the beginning of the conflict, making this the largest refugee crisis since 1945.
In Ukraine, the number of families forced to flee to safety is increasing dramatically every day.
Drought: emergency in the Horn of Africa
The Horn of Africa region is experiencing the worst drought in over 40 years. Cattle are dehydrated and dying, crops are failing, leaving thousands of people with no choice but to flee their homes.
Humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan
More than four decades of conflict have displaced millions of Afghans. Today, the situation has reached a new critical point. UNHCR is on the ground to provide life-saving assistance to the internally displaced, and to refugees in neighbouring countries.
The Rohingya Crisis
The Rohingya crisis is one of the largest and most urgent crises of our time. The women, men and children who belong to this minority group have long been denied their rights and are regularly persecuted.
Crisis in the Mediterranean
For refugees and migrants, travelling between Africa and Europe remains one of the deadliest journeys in the world. Thousands of people die and the people who survive experience severe trauma.
The Venezuela crisis
The political, social and economic crisis Venezuela is currently going through has brought about violence, insecurity and the deterioration of basic human rights. Shortages in food, medicine and essential services are making matters worse.
Humanitarian crisis in Yemen
The ongoing civil war in Yemen, which started in 2015, has caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis to date: four out of five Yemeni can’t survive without outside aid, and twenty million people are on the brink of starvation.
Our latest news in relation with the emergencies.
Sudan : up to 860'000 could be forced to flee in the coming months
As the country experienced a full month of brutal fighting throughout its territory, the human toll of the conflict is tragically increasing. Facing such an uncertain situation, more and more people have no other choice than to flee to safety.
Sudan: a wind of uncertainty for millions of displaced people
UNHCR is closely monitoring how the situation on the ground is evolving, with movements of people into Chad and out of Khartoum already having been observed.
Syria marks 12 years of ongoing conflict
While the Syrian situation has been progressively fading out of the public debate and the media, the country remains the world’s largest displacement crisis with 6,8 million forcibly displaced people throughout the country and over 6,8 million refugees.
Earthquake aftermath: UNHCR’s support in the Syria-Türkiye region
The death toll continues to rise as casualty reports arrive, surpassing 50,000 to this day. Learn more about UNHCR's impact on the ground.
Marking one year of war and displacement in Ukraine
One year ago today, people in Ukraine were waking up to the sound of sirens and explosions caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The sudden war on European territory has since then changed the world as we knew it.
Earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria
On 6 February, two powerful earthquakes struck southeast Türkiye and northern Syria. To date, more than 21,000 people have lost their lives in this disaster.
Om Saker and her children will face extreme temperatures in Iraq this winter
Om Saker’s story is a testimony of the challenges winter imposes on people forced to flee, but also an example of how everyone can make a difference and support families like her brave the cold.