This Winter, harsh temperatures affect millions of vulnerable people across the Middle East, Afghanistan and Ukraine. It is often the most dreaded season for displaced families facing the cold.
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.
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" 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.
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.
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.