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. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.
In more than six decades, the agency has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today, a staff of some 7,685 people in more than 125 countries continues to help some 33.9 million persons.
113.7 M required for 2016 including special situations
75.4 M contributions received, representing 66% of requirements
38.4 M overall funding gap for United Republic of Tanzania
UNHCR’s mandate is to provide protection and direct assistance and ensure access to durable solutions for refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees and stateless persons.
In 2016, UNHCR operated, in partnership with International Medical Corps (IMC), CESVI, ACTED, Mercy Corps and IMPACT Initiatives, to promote and enhance the protection environment as well as provide humanitarian life-saving assistance for refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs and returnees.
Thousands of people who fled fighting in the Central African Republic’s capital have returned under a voluntary programme run by UNHCR and the government.
By: Djerassem Mbaiorem
CARMEL SITE, Central African Republic – Antoine Nambeyam shuffles forward on his crutches towards the head of the queue. It is a line that will finally take the amputee home after three years in a dilapidated site for thousands of people displaced by conflict in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, or CAR.
Several thousand people have returned to the Gambia since ex-president Yahya Jammeh ceded power. Over 50,000 remain in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau.
By: Hélène Caux | 24 January 2017
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The Senior Liaison Assistant will work under the supervision and guidance of the Head of Sub-Office in Aleppo. Among his/her responsibilities, s/he will facilitate the contacts and will provide support so that the Head of Sub-Office can obtain and exchange information requiring discussions and explanations to UNHCR staff members, Government authorities and other external parties**.**
The role of the Communication / Public Information Associate within the team is to provide support to the Communication/PI Officer. The incumbent will have a pivotal role in drafting of the growing number of requested reports, updates, briefing documents, increased translating tasks supporting the maintenance of the UNHCR national web site as well as interpreting for the management in the course of frequent official meetings with the national authorities and public/media appearances.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 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.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Representation in Thailand
Vacancy Announcement No. 03/2017
Position Title: Community Services Intern
Post Level: -
Post No.: -
Report To: Protection Associate (Community-Based) under supervision of Associate Protection Officer
Section: Protection Unit
This Master level short course in Humanitarian Shelter Coordination is offered by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in partnership with the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) at Oxford Brookes University.
With the aim of helping the humanitarian sector to improve beneficiary’s data protection, CaLP is now launching in partnership with the UNHCR the course “E – transfer and operationalizing beneficiary data protection”. The purpose of this course is to assist humanitarian practitioners to take the necessary steps to operationalize the protection of beneficiary data in programmes using electronic transfers, or e-transfers.