Refugees are people just like you and me. Though they are faced with a grim choice - stay and die, or flee and risk imprisonment, rape, torture and forced recruitment by armed groups.

The staggering statistics detailed in UNHCR’s, the UN Refugee Agency, 2014 Global Trends Report show the numbers of people fleeing their country, their home, has accelerated the highest levels we have recorded. In the past five years no fewer than 15 conflicts – some new, some old – have brought unspeakable tragedy and misery to millions across the world.

UNHCR has responded. We have stretched our resources to help more people than ever before. From Syria to the Central African Republic, Iraq to South Sudan, UNHCR is present in all of the world’s conflict hotspots, working around the clock to extend our protection and life saving aid to millions of people.

The conflicts might change, grow and return but the consequences for the children and families caught in their chaos remains the same. UNHCR is the only organization mandated to act as a safety net and protect over 59 million of the most vulnerable people in the world - which is why we need donors like you, to help us to reach one more child, one more family today. Please give what you can and make a donation today.

Donate today to help refugees and help continue our life-saving work.

Emergency appeals

Syria

SYRIA CRISIS URGENT APPEAL

Innocent Syrian families need your help. Fleeing for their lives, thousands left their homes with nothing but the clothes on their back. Please make a donation today.

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Nepal appeal

NEPAL EARTHQUAKE APPEAL

Nepal earthquake survivors are in need of assistance and protection. Help us providing plastic sheeting and tarpaulin to create shelter to people living in the open.

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Sudan

SOUTH SUDAN EMERGENCY: CONFLICT AND FOOD CRISIS

Hundreds of thousands have been forced from their homes, fleeing for safety. Millions are at risk of famine. Please make a donation today.

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CRISIS IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

CRISIS IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Hundreds of thousands fleeing for their life, many witnessing brutal violence. Help us provide emergency assistance.

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Iraq

IRAQ APPEAL

Hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis have been forced to flee their homes. In fear for their lives, many left with only the clothes on their backs.

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