Over 870,000 Somalis are registered as refugees in the Horn of Africa and Yemen, while an estimated 2.7 million men, women and children are displaced within the country itself.

Refugees who fled the famine in Somalia wait in a reception area at a camp in Dadaab, Kenya. 2011.

How can you help?

No one chooses to be a refugee.

In an emergency, UNHCR can be on the ground in 72 hours. They are currently working in 130 countries, including Syria, Yemen, Bangladesh, South Sudan, Indonesia and South America where they are facing crises on a huge scale.

You can support their work by donating HERE.

Sources and further reading:

Global forced displacement tops 70 million


World Refugee Day