Winter survival

Many displaced families are living in informal tented settlements or unfinished buildings, in flimsy homes that provide little protection from the cold and damp. They are especially vulnerable as temperatures plummet below zero and winter storms wreak havoc in camps and settlements.

Living in limbo

Did you know that half of all refugees are children? Nine years of war 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.

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

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What we do

Emergencies

Emergencies

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

Advocacy

Advocacy

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.