A HIKE FOR THE VULNERABLE
At least 70.8 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes. Among them are nearly 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18.
There are also millions of stateless people, who have been denied a nationality and lack access to basic rights such as education, health care, employment and freedom of movement.
In a world where 1 person is forcibly displaced roughly every two seconds as a result of conflict or persecution, the donations from all over the world is more important than ever before.
CORONAVIRUS THREATENS THE WORLD'S MOST VULNERABLE
COVID-19, the coronavirus pandemic, endangers everyone on the planet – including refugees and other people displaced by conflict or persecution.
UNHCR is stepping up health, water, sanitation and hygiene services to protect refugees and displaced people. We are working with governments, which lead the coronavirus response, to ensure that people forced to flee are included in preparation and response plans.
Since December 2013, brutal conflict in South Sudan has claimed thousands of lives and driven nearly four million people from their homes.
While many remain displaced inside the country, more than two million have fled to neighboring countries in a desperate bid to reach safety.
A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in Yemen, as millions flee their homes to escape a devastating conflict.
Many face desperate conditions and struggle to survive as they search for safety, shelter and emergency aid.