Recent Releases

Nigeria Situation Supplementary Appeal
2 February 2017
South Sudan Situation Supplementary Appeal
19 January 2017
Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan for Europe - 2017
23 December 2016
South Sudan 2017 Regional Refugee Response Plan
23 December 2016
Appel Global - actualisation 2017
22 December 2016
Burundi 2017 Regional Refugee Response Plan
22 December 2016
2006 - 2015 Ten Years of Reforms
16 December 2016
#IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness Special Appeal December 2016
14 December 2016
Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2017-2018 in Response to the Syria Crisis
12 December 2016
Nigeria 2017 Regional Refugee Response Plan
12 December 2016

UNHCR’s Global Appeal provides information for governments, private donors, partners and others interested in our priorities and activities.

The Global Appeal 2017 Update print publication presents the financial resources that UNHCR will need in 2017 to protect and improve the lives of tens of millions of forcibly displaced people.

It highlights the challenges faced by UNHCR and its partners in attempting to respond to multiple life-threatening crises and ever-growing humanitarian needs, and what actions will be taken or be needed that will lead to demonstrable improvements in the lives of those whom the Office is mandated to protect and assist.


The Global Appeal 2017 Update is available in full version or as individual chapters below.

⚠ For viewing online in a two-page format, Internet Explorer is the recommended browser.

Foreword by the High Commissioner


The Americas

Asia and the Pacific



Operational Support and Management

Safegarding Fundamental Human Rights

Responding with Lifesaving Support

Building Better Futures

Supporting UNHCR's Work

Previous appeals

Global Appeal 2016-2017
Global Appeal 2015 Update
Global Appeal 2014-2015
Global Appeal 2013 Update
Global Appeal 2012-2013
Global Appeal 2011 Update
Global Appeal 2010-2011

UNHCR’s Global Report presents a global overview of the work carried out by UNHCR in a given year to protect and improve the lives of tens of millions of forcibly displaced people: refugees, internally displaced people, returnees, stateless people and others of concern.

It highlights that year’s achievements, as well as challenges faced by the organization and its partners in attempting to respond to multiple life-threatening crises and ever-growing humanitarian needs.

The Global Report 2015 is available for viewing online in English and French.

Previous reports

Global Report 2014
Global Report 2013
Global Report 2012
Global Report 2011
Global Report 2010
Supplementary Appeals
A Supplementary Appeal is UNHCR’s primary fundraising tools in new emergencies or situations not covered by the ExCom-approved annual budget as reflected in the Global Appeal. When new or unforeseen requirements exceed $10 million, a supplementary budget is created following approval. The Supplementary Appeal is the corresponding appeal document which enables UNHCR to present the situation and its response plan, and to raise funds for the supplementary budget.
Refugee Response Plans
Refugee Response Plans (RRPs) are comprehensive inter-agency plans designed to respond to refugee emergencies. They are a key feature of the Refugee Coordination Model, as the vehicle through which leadership and coordination of a refugee response may be exercised. An RRP articulates the protection and solution priorities; describes the needs of refugees, host communities, and other people of concern; identifies relevant responsible actors; and defines the financial requirements of all the humanitarian actors. It builds on national preparedness measures and existing contingency plans.
Other appeals or similar documents
In addition to Supplementary Appeals and Refugee Response Plans, UNHCR issues appeals or similar documents for other situations. These may include, for example, a focus on the needs for children’s education; to highlight UNHCR’s activities regarding multi-year solutions; or to spotlight the objectives surrounding UNHCR’s plans to reduce statelessness.