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 Syria, Iraq 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 3 million people to flee for their lives.

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South Sudan Emergency

South Sudan Emergency

Renewed conflict in South Sudan has displaced many and forced tens of thousands of people across borders in search of safety.

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Central African Republic

Central African Republic

Renewed conflict has exacerbated the already precarious situation in CAR. The country is mired in a worsening humanitarian crisis, marked by brutality and massive displacement.

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Mali Emergency

Mali Emergency

War, drought and starvation have forced hundreds of thousands of Malians to abandon their homes in search of safety.

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DRC Emergency

DRC Emergency

Intense fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has forced hundreds of thousands of Congolese to flee their homes.

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Iraq Crisis

Iraq Crisis

Renewed violence in Iraq has forcibly displaced more than 1.2 million people. The UN has declared this crisis a level three emergency - the highest possible emergency level.

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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 8,600 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 82 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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