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UNHCR’s operations in Asia and the Pacific encompass two of the world’s largest forced displacement crises:

Afghanistan. Displaced families cope with winter cold and food shortages Kabul.

Afghanistan Situation

Some 3 million people are internally displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan, and over 24 million are in need of vital humanitarian relief.  

UNHCR continues to deliver on its scaled-up response, focusing on the provision of cash assistance, core relief items and shelter. UNHCR also supports host governments and communities in their efforts to include Afghans in national services such as health and education. 

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Bangladesh. Bottled gas distribution benefits camp environment for refugees

Myanmar Situation

Violence against civilians and the intensified armed conflict following the events of February 2021 caused tens of thousands of refugees to flee to neighbouring countries and have displaced 3.1 million people within Myanmar.  

UNHCR has called for comprehensive and regional approaches to durable solutions for some to 1.3 million refugees from Myanmar, such as voluntary repatriation and resettlement. We focus on the responsive and timely delivery of humanitarian assistance, strengthening community-based protection and resilience

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Refugees by country of origin in Asia-Pacific | 2022

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Regional Trends Report

The Asia & the Pacific Regional Trends report for 2022 provides an overview of forced displacement and statelessness in the region up to the end of the year. Presenting an in-depth look into the Asia-Pacific region, it follows on from the release of UNHCR’s flagship Global Trends report.

Learn more about the regional report

Read the 2022 Asia-Pacific Regional Trends Report


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, war or disaster at home.

Since 1950, we have faced multiple crises on multiple continents, and provided vital 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.

Afghanistan. UNHCR assists flood-impacted villagers in northeastern region

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Refugee Voices

Through first-person narratives, refugees from across Asia and the Pacific share their experiences, perspectives and aspirations as people forced to flee.

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