With an unprecedented number of large and simultaneous emergencies occurring around the world, UNHCR needs your help now more than ever. We are working around the clock and providing life-saving aid in areas like Burundi, Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, Nepal and South Sudan.

Your donation will make an impact by providing immediate assistance in the field—including tents, blankets, cooking sets, medicine and other life-saving needs—to those who need it most.

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Emergency appeals

Syria Emergency

Syria Emergency

Turmoil in Syria has forced nearly 4 million people to flee for their lives. Syrian families urgently need your help to survive. Help save a life today.

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Crisis in Nigeria

Crisis in Nigeria

Thousands of people are fleeing Nigeria's north-east in desperate attempts to escape attacks by Boko Haram extremists. Please give now and help save lives. Every moment counts.

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Central African Republic

Central African Republic

Fearing for their lives, hundreds of thousands of families in the Central African Republic have fled their homes, many having witnessed brutal violence. Families need life-saving aid today.

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South Sudan Emergency

South Sudan Emergency

Spiraling violence, conflict and a severe food shortage have endangered millions of lives in South Sudan. Every day, their situation worsens. With your support, we can save lives today.

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DRC Emergency

DRC Emergency

Congolese women and girls are at risk of sexual violence. They need urgent protection and support. Help make a life-changing difference today.

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Iraq Crisis

Iraq Crisis

Iraq is struggling with one of the largest internally displaced populations in the world. An estimated 2 million Iraqis have fled their homes, fearing for their lives. Help an Iraqi refugee family today.

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About UNHCR

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is the world’s leading organization aiding and protecting people forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict and persecution. Our committed staff of 7,750 work in more than 125 countries—providing shelter, food, water, medical care and other life-saving assistance to refugees around the world.

How your gift is spent

We pride ourselves on ensuring resources are used responsibly and efficiently to benefit displaced people around the world. That’s why we can send 86 cents of every one dollar you donate directly to uprooted families living in dire conditions, giving them hope for a brighter future.

If you have questions concerning your donation to the UN Refugee Agency, or if you experience difficulties while processing your donation on this site, please email us at donorcare@unhcr.ca or call our toll-free line, at 1-877-232-0909.


Under the Canadian Income Tax and Regulations Act (Section 110.1.(1)(a)(v) - Corporation donations / Section 118.1.(1) (e) - Individual donations) all donations made to United Nations agencies are tax deductible.

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