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REPORT | UNHCR: Emergency Preparedness and Response in 2023 | via: Relief Web

United Nations High Commissioner for the Refugees | January 19, 2024

Over the past year, we have borne witness to a staggering increase in emergencies, with new crises unfolding and unresolved ones deteriorating, pushing the boundaries of our capacity to respond. Whether sparked by conflict, human rights violations, natural disasters or extreme weather events, these emergencies have resulted in a surge of displacement, leaving countless individuals and families in desperate need of humanitarian assistance and protection. The scale of human suffering is unmeasurable and a stark reminder of the imperative for collective action and solidarity.In the face of such adversity, UNHCR’s commitment to serving those forced to flee remains unwavering, fueled by the solidarity, generosity and cooperation of supporters, donors, and partners like you. Your contributions and engagement have made a tangible impact on the ground, providing a lifeline for those in desperate circumstances. Your support has enabled us to reach further, respond faster, and make a difference in the lives of the displaced – a difference between life and death, between hope and despair. However, the demands on our organization have grown exponentially, and regrettably, the needs are outpacing our resources. This reality underscores the critical importance of your continued support and the urgency of mobilizing resources to address current and emerging crises.As we embark on a new year, the challenges are immense as the potential for new humanitarian emergencies looms large. But hope and global commitment to share responsibility for refugees persist – and the Global Refugee Forum 2023, which concluded in December, proved a global moment of unity to work towards real solutions for people forced to flee.Together, we can continue to save lives and make a lasting impact on the most vulnerable, inspired by the resilience and strength of the individuals and communities we serve.Thank you for standing with us, for your compassion, and for being a beacon of hope in the lives of those who need it most.

With gratitude,

Dominique HydeDirector,

Division of External Relations UNHCR

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