UNHCR | Donate to help people fleeing violence in Ethiopia

People in the Tigray region of Ethiopia are in crisis.

Fearing for their lives and the lives of their families, millions of children, women, and men have been forced to flee, traveling on foot over harsh terrain with little food or water. Most of them fled with nothing, and many are without adequate shelter.

UNHCR is on the ground – and we are needed more than ever.

You can help meet needs and save lives. 

Our teams are supporting people forced to flee with essentials such as emergency supplies, protection support, and shelter. 

But we need your support to scale up our supplies and stay prepared to respond if the situation worsens.   

Donate today. 

Photo credit: © UNHCR/Olga Sarrado Mur

Alganesh, 23, had to leave her home in Kafta Humera six months ago to find shelter in an IDP site in Abi Adi


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Summary of donation information

One-off donation: Your gift will help assist and protect people forced to flee in Ethiopia, who desperately need your support.
Monthly donation: Consider making a monthly donation. Monthly donations help assist more families forced to flee. By making a regular gift to UNHCR, you can provide refugees and displaced people worldwide with ongoing relief, protection, and hope for a better future.

US $129

can provide a displaced family with a kit of life-sustaining core relief items

US $66

can purchase a solar light for three households

US $15

can provide a reinforced plastic tarpaulin sheet for a family to reinforce their shelter against the elements

What does UNHCR do?

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization working to save lives, protect rights and build a better future for refugees, internally displaced communities and stateless people. We work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find refuge from violence or persecution.

Why should I donate monthly or on a regular basis?

By choosing to give a regular donation, you will be helping UNHCR to plan ahead and invest in long-term projects to improve the lives the refugees.

Faster help: Monthly donations allow UNHCR to respond to emergencies when a crisis occurs. Your gift can go where it's most needed.

Support of long-term operations: More predictable income helps UNHCR go beyond short-term emergency aid and provide families with ongoing relief and protection every single day.

Easy to donate: To set up a recurring donation, please choose the Monthly option in the form. You can always update your donations by contacting our Donor Care team at [email protected].

How does UNHCR spend my donation?

Your money helps UNHCR provide protection, shelter and other forms of assistance, and advocacy on behalf of displaced and stateless people every year. UNHCR staff work as closely as possible with and for people forced to flee, with 90 per cent of our workforce based in field locations. For further details on UNHCR's budget, read our Global Report.