Refugee crisis - Donate Now - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency
The latest wave of brutality – the latest in 40 years of conflict – has forced more than half a million people from their homes so far this year. Thousands more are trying to escape as the situation in Kabul has unfolded.
The crisis is taking the heaviest toll on women and children, who make up 80% of Afghanistan’s refugees and internally displaced people. Alongside homelessness and the threat of violence, they’re facing drought, food scarcity, COVID-19 and a health system at breaking point.
Help us prepare for the worst.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is providing Afghans with emergency shelter, food, water, and health care, but our supplies are running dangerously low.
We urgently need your help to scale up our supplies, so that we can help people trapped inside Afghanistan, as well as refugees forced to flee to neighbouring countries.
Please donate now.
How would you like to donate?
could provide a kit of core relief items, including blankets, sleeping mats, jerrycans, a bucket, mosquito nets and kitchen set, to 7 Afghan refugee families in Pakistan
could provide an emergency shelter kit, which includes a family tent and 2 plastic tarpaulins, to a displaced family in Afghanistan
is enough to provide a kit of core relief items (including blankets, sleeping mats, jerrycans, a bucket, mosquito nets and kitchen set) to a refugee family in Pakistan.
If you have any questions about your donation or our work, then please contact us at [email protected], we promise to reply as soon as we can.
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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. We work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.
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Afghans have suffered more than 40 years of conflict, natural disasters, chronic poverty, food insecurity and most recently the COVID-19 pandemic. Violence in Afghanistan is worsening in intensity and spreading in reach – causing even more human suffering and displacement. Their resilience and the resilience of their host communities is being stretched to the absolute limit.
Today, nearly 6 million Afghans have been driven out of their homes and their country by conflict, violence and poverty.
UNHCR and partners are assisting newly displaced Afghans with emergency shelter, food, health, water and sanitation support and cash assistance, despite challenges in accessing vulnerable groups.
UNHCR has continued its humanitarian response during the most recent outbreak of violence, and has provided life-saving support to over 477,000 newly internally displaced persons in 2021 through emergency programming — including the provision of tents, cash, hygiene kits and other essential items.
UNHCR also helps by facilitating voluntary repatriation for Afghan refugees from Iran, Pakistan and other countries, once it is established that their return is voluntary, safe, dignified and durable. Since 2002, UNHCR has supported the return of over 5.2 million refugees to Afghanistan, including over 900 refugees so far in 2021.
Afghan returnees are provided with cash grants to help address their immediate needs, as well as basic health services like malnutrition screening and vaccinations, mine risk education, information on school enrollment and overnight transit assistance. They are also assisted with reintegration into their communities.