A humanitarian emergency is unfolding right now across Europe.
Since the start of this year, thousands of people have crossed the Mediterranean and Aegean, undertaking treacherous journeys from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, and other countries torn apart by war, persecution, and a horrifying list of human miseries.
Thousands of families are fleeing for their lives, risking the treacherous sea and land crossings. Many have no choice but to board over-crowded, flimsy boats to give their children a chance of survival and safety. For some, this desperate journey will be their last. Almost 3,000 people have drowned trying to reach safety in Europe.
UNHCR is on the ground, helping refugees caught up in this crisis. They are the only organization protecting refugees and providing lifesaving assistance at every point of the journey to Europe.