Displaced children in Hudaydah
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When violence erupts and disaster strikes, UNHCR teams are ready to deploy humanitarian emergency assistance within 72 hours.

UNHCR is often first in and last out during humanitarian emergencies, providing life-saving assistance and care to the people who need it most.

Supplies are warehoused in seven strategic hubs – Accra, Amman, Copenhagen, Douala, Dubai, Nairobi and Panama – to enable immediate transit anywhere in the world.

UNHCR staff cover every angle of emergency response, from establishing camps in safe zones, to installing water and sanitation, to coordinating emergency airlifts, to protecting the most vulnerable, including women and children.

Some of the key humanitarian emergencies that UNHCR are responding to are below:

Liudmyla, 70, stands in her potato cellar, where she sheltered for a month during intense fighting.
© UNHCR/Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi

Ukraine Emergency

The war in Ukraine has created a massive humanitarian emergency. Donate now to send aid to people fleeing for their lives.
Nyauke, 18, sits with her mother and baby sister at a UNHCR transit centre near the South Sudanese border after fleeing violence in Bentiu, Sudan.
© UNHCR/Andrew McConnell

Sudan Emergency

People are fleeing armed clashes in Sudan. Many civilians have been killed and injured. Give what you can today.

Ma Phyu Ma, an internally displaced Rohingya woman, lost her home during Cyclone Mocha
© UNHCR/Reuben Lim Wende

Rohingya Emergency

Send life-saving aid to Rohingya refugees who are hanging on by a thread. 
Seven-year-old Runa* from Jalalabad (left) and her friend Gul Bibi*, 7, from Kunduz, in their new neighbourhood on the edge of Kabul.
© UNHCR/Andrew McConnell

Afghanistan Emergency

Families in Afghanistan have been devastated by flooding and urgently need your support. Donate now to provide emergency shelter and supplies.
Women walking with UNHCR box. UNHCR distributes solar lights to female-headed families in Aleppo region, Syria.
© UNHCR/SYRIA

Syrian Refugee Crisis

Syrians are exhausted and traumatised after 13 years of war. Please donate now to send emergency aid to families who have nothing left.