Journalist and former refugee wins UNHCR’s Nansen Award for championing refugee education in Kenya
UNHCR helps to save lives and build better futures for the millions of people forced to flee their homes.
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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at the end of 2021 as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations or events seriously disturbing public order.
Low- and middle-income countries hosted 83 per cent of the world’s refugees and Venezuelans displaced abroad.*
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As the conflict continues to rage in Sudan, hundreds of thousands of people continue to flee in desperate need of safety and protection.
Your support is urgently needed to help those who are caught up in the deadly violence.
Since the fighting began in Sudan on 15 April 2023, over 2.1 million people have been forced to flee Sudan.
UNHCR is on the ground throughout the region, providing refugees with life-saving support – shelter, safety, and basic supplies. But as more and more people are being forced to flee Sudan, we need your help to scale up our response and meet the needs.
UNHCR Annual Global Trends Report
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UNHCR annual Global Trends report 2021
UNHCR's Global Trends report presents key statistical trends and the latest numbers of refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless persons.
If ongoing conflicts remain unresolved and the risks of new ones erupting are not reined in, one aspect that will define the twenty-first century will be the continuously growing numbers of people forced to flee and the increasingly dire options available to them.