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UNHCR helps to save lives and build better futures for the millions of people forced to flee their homes.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency works to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution or war at home.

Since 1950, we have faced multiple crises on multiple continents, and provided vital protection and assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless people, many of whom have nobody left to turn to.

We help to save lives and build better futures for millions forced from home.

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108.4 million people worldwide are forcibly displaced.
Most refugees – 76 per cent – are hosted by low- and middle-income countries.

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Armenia Emergency

As decades-long crisis flared up again last week, tens of thousands of refugees are fleeing to Armenia.

People arriving at the borders are exhausted and traumatized, in need of emergency relief and psychosocial care. Shelter support is urgently needed to make sure people are not left out on the streets. Thousands more people are arriving by the day, with the majority being older people, women and children.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is providing immediate assistance to new arrivals. We’ve already delivered critical supplies like bedding and mattresses as part of the government-led response. In coordination with local authorities and our partners, we are preparing shipments of more items to help people affected and their host families. But we need your help to do more – and be ready in case the situation worsens. 

A man sits on a bench, with two of his children on his laps and two others sitting on their belongings.

Sergey, 58, is pictured with some of his children in Goris, south-eastern Armenia, where tens of thousands of refugees have arrived in less than a week.

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UNHCR Annual Global Trends Report


UNHCR annual Global Trends report 2022

UNHCR's Global Trends report presents key statistical trends and the latest official statistics on refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless persons. 

Ongoing and new conflicts have driven displacement across the world in 2022, seeing the largest ever increase between years according to UNHCR’s statistics on forced displacement. 

With over 108.4 million people forcibly displaced by the end of 2022, the international community must work together to support and show solidarity with people forced to flee.  

View the Global Trends report

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