UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, protects people forced to flee their homes.

We are supporting UNHCR’s work with those impacted by the climate crisis.

Many of us are already experiencing hotter summers and wetter winters. But this is just the tip of the iceberg for climate change.

Over 70 per cent of the world’s refugees and displaced people come from the most climate-vulnerable countries including Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Syria, and Yemen.

Millions more are forced from their homes every year by weather-related disasters.

The climate crisis is a human crisis.

It is happening now – destroying livelihoods, disrupting food security, and driving displacement of men, women and children around the world.

For example, in Pakistan last August, unprecedented rainfall and flooding in late August resulted in at least 1,700 deaths, with 12,800 injured, including at least 4,000 children. 7.9 million people have been displaced by the floods, according to the latest estimates, with nearly 600,000 living in relief sites. 

UNHCR is providing protection and assistance to refugees and other people displaced by the effects of climate change, as well as helping them increase their resilience to future disasters.