Last Updated: Friday, 22 September 2017, 11:21 GMT

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. In more than five decades, the agency has helped an estimated 50 million people restart their lives. Today, a staff of around 7,092 people in 124 countries continues to help 35.8 million persons.  Website: www.unhcr.org
Filter:
Showing 1-10 of 65 results
Colombia Situation update, February 2017

February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Some 13,000 displaced by Ninja clashes in Republic of Congo

9 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing northeastern Nigeria (the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa) and surrounding region – Update II

October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Gay and transgender refugees seek safety in the Middle East

15 August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Burundians continuing to flee the country one year after crisis began

22 April 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Regional Update 24 - Burundi Situation, 15 - 31 March 2016

31 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Human Rights Day: Abuses rife in Central African Republic

10 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

South Sudan fighting sees 1000s fleeing into DRCongo

4 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR welcomes definitive bilateral ceasefire in Colombia

13 November 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing the Syrian Arab Republic, Update IV

November 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Search Refworld