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.
The Syrian crisis
After 10 years of war, Syrians are still struggling to survive. More than half of the country’s population has fled since the beginning of the war, making this the largest refugee crisis since 1945. Nearly 13 million people need humanitarian assistance.
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.
Pakistan: under water and rubble
Torrential rains and floods of unprecedented brutality and magnitude have caused destruction and death across Pakistan.
“Even here we might die because we have nothing”
The Horn of Africa region is currently experiencing its worst drought in over 40 years. After four failed rainy seasons and a fifth on the horizon, millions of people have had to flee their homes.
Horn of Africa: worst drought in 40 years
In Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, people are suffering from one of the worst droughts in 40 years. 18.4 million people are on the verge of famine. A new challenge for people already forced to flee in the region.
New tragedy in Afghanistan
A powerful earthquake has hit southeastern Afghanistan, with early reports of over 1000 deaths and many more injured.
The mark of 100 million displaced people worldwide has been passed.
With the influx of refugees and the increase in conflict and violence in 2021, the number of displaced people in the world has, for the first time, passed the unfortunate 100 million mark.
Innovation and the humanitarian sector: a booming partnership
In recent years, digital tools, technology and innovation have progressively transformed sectors and industries, permeating the strategies of many organizations, private companies and academic institutions.
Yemen: the world's largest humanitarian crisis.
Eight years. That's how long the crisis in Yemen has already lasted, a civil war that has forced more than 4 million people to move within the country. A devastating crisis, which has destroyed health services and food supplies in the country.