What does the word "refugee" mean to you?

Make your voice count. Help us mark 70 years of protecting refugee rights.

Severe storms damage shelters of 16,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

UNHCR teams are rushing emergency relief to displaced families as further rains are expected.

Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2020

Despite the global pandemic, the number of people fleeing wars, violence, persecution and human-rights violations reached a new high by the end of 2020.

Ethiopia Tigray emergency

Please support UK for UNHCR’s Ethiopia Tigray emergency and help families who have lost everything.

Urgent Appeal for Yemen

This brutal conflict has destroyed lives and homes in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Living in limbo

Did you know that half of all refugees are children? Ten years of upheaval have left over five million Syrians stranded in neighbouring countries. Find out about the latest conditions on the ground and how you can support relief efforts.

Join our movement and stand with refugees

Would you like to get involved and fundraise for refugees? We’re ready to support you every step of the way.

We stand with refugees – will you join us?

We believe that every person fleeing conflict and persecution has the right to seek protection and rebuild their lives.

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Learn more about our work

Our supporters make our work possible – only 1% of UNHCR’s budget comes from the UN.

What we do



Protecting civilians fleeing the world’s most dangerous conflicts.

Ongoing care

Ongoing care

Helping refugees access healthcare, education and livelihoods

Returning home

Returning home

Helping communities return, rebuild and restore hope after conflict



Defending human rights and calling on governments to take action

Nobody chooses to be a refugee, but we can all help protect them.

Syrian refugees fleeing fighting receive aid and shelter at Bardarash camp

The long walk to safety

Lazgeen and Maha were just one of thousands of families to again flee conflict in Syria.

16-year-old Mumina

Education is Mumina’s ‘passport to the world’

16-year-old Mumina was forced to flee her home in Somalia and now lives in Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp.

Yumiko Takashima

A day in Aleppo with Yumiko Takashima

Yumiko Takashima is an aid worker who has been with UNHCR for over 20 years.

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