UNHCR | Sahel Emergency | Donate Now

People in the central Sahel are facing a dire humanitarian crisis.

The humanitarian crisis has forced over 4 million people from their homes.

To make matters worse, the region is being hit hard by the climate crisis, with soaring temperatures and long droughts.

Women and children are bearing the brunt of the crisis. Sexual violence, abuse and exploitation have become widespread.

Your help is urgently needed.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has teams on the ground, helping refugees and internally displaced people across the Sahel. But we need your help to scale up our response.

Your donations could help us to distribute emergency shelter, along with sanitation support. You could also help fund our work protecting women and girls from gender-based violence, provide psychosocial care to help others recover from trauma, and support clean energy and sustainable shelter projects.

UNHCR is responding to this deepening crisis, but we cannot do it alone.

Please donate now.


Photo credit: © UNHCR/Barry YN Maxime

Retired civil servant Lambda and two of his granddaughters at a water pump in the commune of Tougouri, northern Burkina Faso.


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Summary of donation information

One-off donation: Your gift will help provide urgent aid to people affected by the emergency throughout the Sahel region.
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$ 350

can provide an emergency shelter to a displaced family in Niger

US$ 135

can provide a set of essential household items for a displaced family in Burkina Faso

US$ 54

can buy a hygiene kit for a refugee girl in Mali

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.