Some 52% of all refugees and others who needed international protection came from Afghanistan, Syria and Ukraine.
The U.N. emergency relief coordinator's office set a US$4.3 billion target to help people suffering in the war-torn nation.
NGOs and humanitarian organizations, many of them staffed and led by women, provide critical life-saving services for many people in Afghanistan, including health care programs for pre- and post-natal and infant care staffed by women.
The number of refugees, internally displaced people and asylum-seekers rose by 2.3 million from 2017. And over the past two decades, the number has doubled.
Disasters and conflicts drove nations atop a list of places adding to the 28 million people newly displaced at home.
The U.N. reported losing 21 staff who worked for its agencies; other international organizations reported losing 25 staff.
The effort accompanied a similar pact for migration that the U.N. General Assembly also approved this month.
Russia and Turkey plan to allow a 'war on terror' to continue against fighters living near civilians in the Idlib region.
New ethnic clashes in the south of the country and violence along a border region displaced more than 1 million people.