UNHCR is often first in and last out during humanitarian emergencies, providing crucial life-saving assistance and care to the people who need it.
Supplies are warehoused in seven strategic hubs – Accra, Amman, Copenhagen, Douala, Dubai, Nairobi and Panama – to enable immediate transit anywhere in the world.
UNHCR staff cover every angle of emergency response, from establishing camps in safe zones, and installing water and sanitation, to treating injured civilians who have fled their homes, and coordinating emergency airlifts.
Some of the key humanitarian emergencies that UNHCR are responding to are below:
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