United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

We work 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, we 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.

Our primary purpose at UNHCR is to safeguard the rights and well-being of people who have been forced to flee. Together with partners and communities, we work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another country. We also strive to secure lasting solutions.

For over half a century, UNHCR has helped millions of people to restart their lives. They include refugees, returnees, stateless people, the internally displaced and asylum-seekers. Our protection, shelter, health and education has been crucial, healing broken pasts and building brighter futures.

We help to save lives and build better futures for millions forced from home.

Our dedicated staff work in 130 countries around the world, from major capitals to remote and often dangerous locations.

Wherever refugees arrive, we work closely with governments to ensure the 1951 Refugee Convention is honoured.

Current projects

Water, Hygiene and Sanitation assistance to Central African refugees and host communities in North and South Ubangi and Bas-Uélé.

Shelter and Winterization Support to the Emergency Shelter and non-Food Items (ES/NFI) Cluster – REACH Initiative

Cash Assistance for IDPs

Improving communication with the IDP communities in Iraq

Improving Communication with Refugee Communities

Child protection services for refugees in Iraq