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

Risk Communication and Community Engagement on COVID-19 targeting vulnerable IDPs in camp settings in Hargeisa, Tog-dheer and Sanaag regions

Supporting the care and maintenance of IDP camp infrastructure in Dohuk Governorate

Child protection services for Syrian, non-Syrian refugees and asylum seekers from other nationalities in camps and out of camp locations, Duhok Governorate

Camp Coordination and Camp Management in Salamiyah camp and support to voluntary returns in Ninewa governorate

Assessment and information management support to UNHCR: IDPs and refugees residing in and out of formal camps, Iraq

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

Water, Hygiene and Sanitation Assistance and Protection to Central African Refugees in North Ubangui and Bas Uele

Improving access to WASH services and livelihoods opportunities

Supporting the Government in the organised management of temporary reception sites (TSS) for IDPs and other settlements

Improving access to WASH services, promoting livelihoods and economic inclusion

Cash Assistance for IDPs

Improving communication with the IDP communities in Iraq

Improving Communication with Refugee Communities

Child protection services for refugees in Iraq

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