The number of people fleeing their home, their country, has accelerated to a level never seen before. In the past five years no fewer than 15 conflicts – some new, some old – have brought unspeakable tragedy and misery to millions across the world.

With your kind donation, UNHCR can help refugee children and families receive the life-saving relief and support they desperately need.


By the end of 2016, 65.6 million forcibly displaced worldwide,

22.5 million


40.3 million

internally displaced people

2.8 million


A young Somalian refugee takes confident steps towards her dreams

Ilham, a 22-year Somali refugee living in Turkey, is an inspiring young woman. After overcoming many difficulties as a child, she is on her way to fulfilling her dream of having a career in radio and television.

UNHCR enhances its outreach to asylum-seekers and refugees through the ‘Help’ website

Help launched today and accessible at will serve as UNHCR’s online interface for information intended for asylum-seekers and refugees in Turkey.

A story told through the universal language of music

In one of Istanbul’s oldest settlements on the Bosporus, in Emirgan district, lively chats and laughter of women are resonating across the rooms of the old mansion’s second floor.