Middle East and North Africa

A string of new emergencies struck the region in 2023, adding to existing crises, including the devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and the Syrian Arab Republic, natural disasters in Morocco and Libya, and a civil war in Sudan that has driven refugees into Egypt.

 

Read more about the regional plans:
2024 | 2023
Read more about the regional reports:
2022 | 2021
 
UNHCR supports earthquake-affected families with a grant of multi-purpose cash in the Syrian Arab Republic. © UNHCR/Hameed Maarouf
UNHCR supports earthquake-affected families with a grant of multi-purpose cash in the Syrian Arab Republic. © UNHCR/Hameed Maarouf
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The region's protracted humanitarian crises and political and security challenges continue in 2024.  A string of new emergencies struck the region in 2023, adding to existing crises, while the war in Ukraine reversed some of the economic gains made since the pandemic. The latest shocks include devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and the Syrian Arab Republic, natural disasters in Morocco and Libya, and a civil war in Sudan that has driven refugees into Egypt, another country with a fragile economy. 

A total of 11.7 million people in the region are expected to be displaced within their own country in 2024, and UNHCR hopes to reach 5.8 million of them with assistance. 

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Populations

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Note: The "Stateless" category does not include stateless people who are also in other categories, to avoid double counting. The total number of stateless, across all categories, is  .

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder.

Population by country

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder.

Population by origin

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder.

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Financials

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Budget by Impact Areas

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Source: 2024 budget and 2023 current budget are taken from the budget document approved by UNHCR's Executive Committee in October 2023.

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

Source: 2024 budget and 2023 current budget are taken from the budget document approved by UNHCR's Executive Committee in October 2023.

Budget by operation

Source: 2024 budget and 2023 current budget are taken from the budget document approved by UNHCR's Executive Committee in October 2023.