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.
KAMPALA - The Government of Japan has contributed a total of US$ 6.3 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support refugees and host communities in Uganda over a period of one year from April 2017 to March 2018.
HIGHLIGHTS: The military offensive to retake west Mosul continues with 330,012 people currently displaced (433,962 cumulatively). Despite ongoing displacement from west Mosul, returns and relocations to east Mosul and surrounding areas continue at an increasing rate. UNHCR and partners continue to provide protection and assistance to displaced families, while monitoring the circumstances of return.
KUALA LUMPUR, 25 April 2017 (UNHCR) – Advertising agency Grey Malaysia in partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today launched “Finding Home” – a revolutionary smartphone application that allows users to experience a refugee’s journey of survival through an interactive experience. The application aims to increase awareness and empathy among the public on the refugee issue, through the story of a Rohingya refugee child as she is forced to flee her homeland.
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- Section/Unit: Regional Bureau for Africa
- Duty Station: UNHCR Headquarters, Geneva
- Duration: 6 months
- Location: Geneva
- Type of Contract: Temporary Appointment
- Closing Date: 8 May 2017
- Start Date: ASAP
The UNHCR Bureau for Europe announces the following vacancy:
Associate Project Officer – Somali speaking
To work in the context of the Somali segments of a project called E-Platform: Telling the real story – Information campaign targeting Somali and Eritrean migrants. (www.tellingtherealstory.org)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Representation in Thailand
Vacancy Announcement No. 18/2017
Position Title: Senior Protection Assistant
Post Level: Equivalent to GS-5
Post No.: -
Report To: Associate Protection Officer
Section: Protection Unit
Duty Station: Bangkok, Thailand
UNHCR INTERNSHIP IN TULCAN
Brief project description:
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.