Urban Refugees

In the past, many refugees living in cities were young men with the skills and savvy to survive on their own.

Today, we are seeing increasing numbers of women, who may have been raped or abused before escaping their countries, as well as children and older people who all need special help.

In large and anonymous cities, it can be a challenge to ensure that the displaced find and receive the vital support they need. But, with your support, UNHCR can help refugees to rebuild, wherever they are.

Alternatives to Camps

We believe that camps should be the exception and only a temporary measure in response to forced displacement.


We provide shelter to those who need it most.


Refugees are people fleeing conflict or persecution.