Families in need of humanitarian assistance

Ukraine Emergency

We urgently need your help to continue providing life-saving protection to families forced to flee their homes in Ukraine.

UNHCR has stepped up our operations and capacity in Ukraine and neighbouring countries – your support can help ensure that Ukrainians forced to flee their homes are sheltered and safe.


US$ 100

is enough to offer a displaced child with psychosocial support, like access to a daycare centre and child-friendly spaces

US$ 26

is enough to give a displaced person legal counselling support

US$ 13

can provide a simple plastic tarpaulin to help a displaced family protect their home from the harsh winter weather

(image © Reuters)

Around UNHCR

UNHCR Operational Portal: Ukraine Refugee Situation

The military offensive in Ukraine has driven many thousands of people from their homes seeking safety, protection and assistance. An estimated 4 million people may flee Ukraine in the coming weeks and months. In light of the emergency, an inter-agency regional refugee response is being carried out that brings together UN, NGO and other relevant partners and primarily focuses on supporting the host country governments to ensure safe access to territory for refugees and third-country nationals fleeing from Ukraine, in line with international standards.

UNHCR Operational Portal: Mediterranean Situation

The Refugees Operational Portal is a Partners coordination tool for Refugee situations provided by UNHCR. It is a detailed and searchable portal with up-to-date information on refugee situations around the world, including interactive maps, facts and figures.

In addition the Portal provides links to relevant reports, regional and thematic overview documents, monthly updates and news by country situation and by region, including the Mediterranean Situation. The data includes figures such as sea arrivals by day and most common nationalities of sea arrivals.

HELP: An online information platform for refugees in Cyprus

UNHCR Cyprus launched in October 2017 an online information platform for refugees and asylum-seekers living on the island. A mobile-friendly website that is accessible at http://help.unhcr.org/cyprus, the “HELP” platform seeks to serve as a one-stop information shop, offering comprehensive, accurate and objective information that is essential for refugees and asylum-seekers in Cyprus. The Help platform is updated on a regular basis.

We hope that through this user-friendly platform we can adequately inform and empower as many people as possible in their efforts to adapt to and integrate into the social, economic and cultural fabric of the host society.