UNHCR
International Organization based in Switzerland

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.

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19 Aug 2017 description

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Cette fiche fournit un aperçu des conditions dans le site de Kargueri I et II, situé à 8 km du chef-lieu de la commune de Gueskerou dans la région de Diffa.

Les informations présentées ici sont basées sur une cartographie des infrastructures et des entretiens avec des informateurs clés effectués en juillet 2017.

Cette fiche fait partie d’une série pour informer la réponse humanitaire au Niger. Tous les produits sont disponibles ici.

18 Aug 2017 description

18 de agosto de 2017 (ACNUR) - El Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados, Filippo Grandi, ha honrado hoy el “compromiso y espíritu” de los trabajadores humanitarios que arriesgan diariamente sus vidas para cuidar a los afectados por la violencia en todo el mundo, y que a menudo terminan siendo objetivos de ataques.

“Quisiera rendir homenaje a todos aquellos que están operando en entornos difíciles, afectados por conflictos e inseguridades, por su profundo compromiso y espíritu”, dijo Grandi en un comunicado al personal.

18 Aug 2017 description

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Cette fiche fournit un aperçu des conditions dans le site de Argorom, situé à 38 km du chef-lieu de la commune de Gueskerou dans la région de Diffa.

Les informations présentées ici sont basées sur une cartographie des infrastructures et des entretiens avec des informateurs clés effectués en juillet 2017.

Cette fiche fait partie d’une série pour informer la réponse humanitaire au Niger. Tous les produits sont disponibles ici.

18 Aug 2017 description

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Cette fiche fournit un aperçu des conditions dans le site de Boudouri, situé à 12 km du chef-lieu de la commune de Chetimari dans la région de Diffa.

Les informations présentées ici sont basées sur une cartographie des infrastructures et des entretiens avec des informateurs clés effectués en juillet 2017.

Cette fiche fait partie d’une série pour informer la réponse humanitaire au Niger. Tous les produits sont disponibles ici.

18 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR continues its strategic shift from the distribution of in-kind relief items to the provision of humanitarian cash assistance to refugees, primarily through ATM cards and vouchers.

These programmes target the most vulnerable and are linked to UNHCR’s innovative biometric iris scan registration system, to increase efficiency and reduce overheads and the risk of fraud.

Cash assistance provides greater dignity and choice for refugees, while providing benefits to the local economies where refugees are spending the cash they receive under these programmes.

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Jobs

28 entries found
18 Aug 2017 description
job Closing date: 03 Sep 2017 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Job Title : Information Management Specialist (SGBV)

Duty Station : Home-based

Duration : 01 September 2017 – 31 December 2017

Contract Type : International Individual Contractor Agreement (IICA)

Contract Level : IICA - 2

Closing date : Sunday 3 September 2017

BACKGROUND:**

18 Aug 2017 description
job Closing date: 28 Aug 2017 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

1. General Background

The Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG) is a working group made up of education partners working in Accelerated Education. The AEWG is currently led by UNHCR with representation from UNICEF, UNESCO, USAID, NRC, Plan, IRC, Save the Children, Education and Conflict Crisis Network (ECCN) and War Child Holland.

18 Aug 2017 description
job Closing date: 28 Aug 2017 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

General Background of Project or Assignment:

18 Aug 2017 description
job Closing date: 28 Aug 2017 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

1. General Background

Established in 1950, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Today, UNHCR continues to help and protect millions of refugees, returnees, internally displaced and stateless people globally.

18 Aug 2017 description
job Closing date: 28 Aug 2017 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

General Background of Project or Assignment:

Established in 1950, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Over more than five decades, UNHCR has helped more than 50 million people restart their lives. Today, UNHCR continues to help and protect millions of refugees, returnees, internally displaced and stateless people globally.

Training

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04 Sep 2015 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.