Winter Emergency

As temperatures drop, millions of families forced to flee will face another cold winter far from home.

In Ukraine, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is providing cash assistance, winter supplies and helping to reinforce homes and collective shelters against the harsh weather.

In LebanonJordanSyriaAfghanistan, as well as in Iran and Pakistan UNHCR is on the ground providing life-saving aid and winter supplies to refugees and displaced families. We are also providing support to families fleeing the Sudan crisis, who are facing similar challenges for the first time.

Your donation is needed more than ever now to protect vulnerable families.

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US$ 930

Could support three forcibly displaced families to cover their basic needs during the harsh winter months in Syria.


US$ 550

Could provide cash assistance for two families in Afghanistan allowing them to buy food, fuel and warm supplies to meet their most urgent needs in the winter months.


US$ 50 monthly

Could support a family in Egypt with cash grants to help them meet their basic needs especially during the winter months.

This coming winter will again be very challenging for millions of people forced to flee their homes around the world.

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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, 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.