UNHCR | Emergency in the Sahel | Donate Now

The Sahel is one of the fastest growing displacement crises in the world. Yet, it is one of the most forgotten.

With fighting spilling across multiple countries, there are more than 2.6 million people displaced in the Central Sahel region.

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 and water stations to stop the spread of COVID-19. 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.

Refugee children in the Sahel region


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Summary of donation information

Monthly gifts help us save more families forced to flee. By making a monthly donation to UNHCR, you will provide refugees with ongoing relief and protection and help them regain hope for a better future.


Could equip three emergency health centres in Niger with laser thermometers to help test for COVID-19.


Could support an IDP or refugee family in Burkina Faso with cash-based assistance to cover their monthly rent.


Could provide a refugee child in Mali with a school kit for a whole year.