Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

The pace and scale of displacement is increasing in Afghanistan, affected by the surge in violence particularly in the northern region.

Haiti Earthquake Response

A violent earthquake in August has once again devastated Haiti. More than 130,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed, leaving thousands homeless—and 650,000 people need emergency humanitarian assistance.

Rohingya refugees threatened by monsoon season

High winds and torrential rains threaten 880,000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazaar district of Bangladesh.

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“Tastes from Home: Recipes from the Refugee Community” is a brand-new cookbook filled with more than 100 pages of beautiful photography, stories and recipes from refugee communities around the world.

Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

The pace and scale of displacement is increasing in Afghanistan, affected by the surge in violence particularly in the northern region.

Haiti Earthquake Response

A violent earthquake in August has once again devastated Haiti. More than 130,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed, leaving thousands homeless—and 650,000 people need emergency humanitarian assistance.

Rohingya refugees threatened by monsoons

High winds and torrential rains threaten 880,000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazaar district of Bangladesh.

Download your free cookbook

“Tastes from Home: Recipes from the Refugee Community” is a brand-new cookbook filled with more than 100 pages of beautiful photography, stories and recipes from refugee communities around the world.

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South Sudan floods wreak havoc on vulnerable communities

South Sudan floods wreak havoc on vulnerable communities

As the worst flooding in decades impacts over 700,000 people across South Sudan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed at the critical needs facing the most vulnerable. Together with the humanitarian country team and South Sudan’s government, UNHCR is delivering urgently needed support to the most affected, including hygiene items, food, emergency shelter and solar lanterns to provide light.

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