This Winter, harsh temperatures affect millions of vulnerable people across the Middle East, Afghanistan and Ukraine.
Crisis in Sudan
Since the start of the conflict in Sudan on 15 April 2023, millions of people have been forced to flee their homes.
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.
Horn of Africa emergency
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.
Our latest news in relation with the emergencies.
We are looking for millionaires: 114 millions forced to flee worldwide need help urgently
We are looking for a millionaire to be able to help 114 millions refugees around the world.
Earthquake in Afghanistan: Hundreds of thousands of survivors urgently need help
Western Afghanistan has been shaken by several earthquakes. The survivors urgently need help.
Armenia Emergency: Rising numbers of refugees require urgent action
After the decades-old situation in Karabakh flared up again last week, the number of people fleeing to Armenia is on the rise. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, expresses deep concern about this development and classifies the situation as an emergency.
Catastrophic floods in Libya
North-East Libya was hit by Storm Daniel, resulting in the collapse of two dams in the coastal city of Derna.
100 days of conflict in Sudan
This past weekend, the conflict in Sudan between the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the forces of the country's ruling army entered its 100th day.
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.