United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

UNHCR strives to protect and support refugees in their greatest time of need by helping rebuild their lives to foster hope, opportunity, and restored dignity. 

Protecting Refugees and Empowering with Opportunities

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), also known as the UN Refugee Agency, is the world's leading organization assisting and protecting people that are forced to flee their homes. As a result of the formation by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950, UNHCR has helped an estimated 50 million refugees restart their lives.UNHCR serves to protect refugees from emergency, crisis, and beyond through the months, or years, to follow. They provide refugees with emergency relief efforts ranging from but not limited to: shelter, food, water, medical care, cash assistance, education, and other lifesaving assistance.

UNHCR works to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war, or disaster at home.

Since 1950, UNHCR have faced multiple crises on multiple continents, and provided vital assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced, and stateless people, many of whom have nobody left to turn to.

Although the hope is for refugees to eventually be able to return home, if returning home isn't an option, UNHCR helps families restart their lives in another country.

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