What you will find in the Global Appeal
In this section, you will find more about how UNHCR plans to protect and assist people in 2024. The activities described underscore the transformative power of collective action. But collective action requires support and resourcing.
The 2024 budget of $10.622 billion is designed to enable UNHCR and its partners to provide life-saving protection, assistance and solutions in new and existing displacement situations to a projected planning figure of 130.8 million forcibly displaced and stateless people.
“Focus Areas” describe five topics requiring a particular strategic focus. Each section explains the anticipated global needs in 2024 and describes how UNHCR plans to respond.
UNHCR’s various activities around the world are described by 16 “Outcome Areas”, while the “Enabling Areas” describe plans for making UNHCR work in a more efficient and effective way.
UNHCR’s operations are covered by seven regional bureaux. Its work in each region is summarized here, along with the budgetary needs foreseen in each region.
This section describes the outlook for situations of forced displacement and statelessness that have arisen from conflicts or emergencies around the world.
These situations typically involve diverse needs and are often protracted, with people seeking asylum in multiple neighbouring countries as well as within the borders of their own country.
These pages elaborate the strategies of 57 UNHCR operations around the world in 2024. Their overarching goals are set out in a series of “Impact statements”, each supported by a number of “Outcome statements” that show how UNHCR plans to work with others to progress towards those goals in 2024.
UNHCR co-hosts and co-convenes together with select governments the Global Refugee Forum, the world’s largest international gathering on refugees, first held in 2019.
Pledging Conference documents
UNHCR is pleased to share the results of the UNHCR Pledging Conference held on Tuesday, 5 December 2023.
2024 needs at a glance
When people are forced to flee from their homes through no fault of their own, they should be able to continue living in dignity and safety in a new place, and to go home as soon as it is safe to do so. However, the system is under pressure like never before.
Outcome and Enabling Areas
UNHCR’s plans and actions are tracked under 16 Outcome Areas. These describe the various ways in which UNHCR works with others to bring about positive changes in the lives of forcibly displaced and stateless people.
The five Enabling Areas cover the internal support and management functions needed to run UNHCR’s programmes and help the organization work more efficiently and effectively.
Some aspects of UNHCR’s strategy deserve a particular focus but have implications that cut across many different areas of work.
The Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) is a framework for more predictable and equitable responsibility-sharing, recognizing that a sustainable solution to refugee situations cannot be achieved without international cooperation.
The Global Refugee Forum is an opportunity for governments and other actors to show their solidarity with countries hosting refugees and other displaced populations by pledging their support for policies and programmes that advance the objectives of the GCR.
By the end of October 2023, 33% of pledges reported on by pledging entities had been fulfilled, and 67% were in progress, including long-term policy commitments.