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.

All Updates

29,980 entries found
20 Oct 2017 description

The number of Syrian refugees in the region stood at 5.16 million at the end of July 2017. There are now almost 3 million Syrian refugees registered refugees in Turkey, over 1 million in Lebanon, some 660,000 in Jordan, almost 245,000 in Iraq and above 120,000 in Egypt, indicating the generosity of host countries across the region.

Highlights across the region in July include:

20 Oct 2017 description

During 2017, food sector partners have reached approximately 2.4 million individuals with food assistance through cash, voucher or in kind modality. Over 3,000 individuals received food and agricultural livelihoods support while almost 11,500 individuals have been supported to improve nutritional practices.

Highlights across the region in July include:

20 Oct 2017 description

As at the end of July, some 930,000 Syrian children across the region are enrolled in formal education in camps and host communities. Additionally, over 117,200 Syrian children are enrolled in informal education. Highlights across the region in July include: In Turkey, 3RP partners implemented a range of activities to prepare for the upcoming school year in September. Some 2,600 Syrian refugee children have enrolled in a summer language programme, the 10-week course conducted in Turkish and Arabic aims to support Syrian children's entry into the Turkish primary school system.

20 Oct 2017 description

By the end of July 2017, approximately 1.6 million primary health care consultations were provided, representing over 42 per cent of the 2017 overall target, and over 98,500 referrals were made to secondary or tertiary health care.

Highlights across the region in July include:

20 Oct 2017 description

The continued strategic priority for the Basic Needs Sector is to provide assistance to meet the ongoing basic needs of Syrian refugees, based on a multi-sectoral household profiling and identification methodology, specific to each country.

Maps / Infographics

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Jobs

26 entries found
19 Oct 2017 description
job Closing date: 01 Nov 2017 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

General Background of Project or Assignment:

UNHCR’s Refworld website (www.refworld.org) serves as a repository of UNHCR’s policy and guidance documents, as well as a database for country of origin information and relevant legislation. Refworld also incorporates a collection of case law on matters related to international refugee and human rights law.

19 Oct 2017 description
job Closing date: 12 Nov 2017 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Background Information

Established in December 1950, UNHCR is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees. In more than five decades, UNHCR has helped more than 50 million people restart their lives. Today, UNCHR staff in more than 120 countries continue to help and protect millions of refugees, returnees, internally displaced and stateless people.

17 Oct 2017 description
job Closing date: 26 Oct 2017 UN High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Titre du poste : Chef de Projet

  • Lieu d’affectation Diffa, Niger

  • Catégorie et niveau : International ICA-2

  • Date de prise de fonction: Immédiatement

  • Type et durée du contrat : 6 mois initial et renouvelable

I - CONTEXTE ORGANISATIONNEL

17 Oct 2017 description
job Closing date: 26 Oct 2017 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

AVIS DE RECRUTEMENT D’INTERNATIONAUX UNOPS POUR LE COMPTE DE L’UNHCR AU NIGER

PROJET TRUST FUND (Diffa)

AVP N° 025/2017

  • Titre du poste : Administrateur chargé du suivi de la

protection

  • Lieu d’affectation : Diffa, Niger

  • Catégorie et niveau : International ICA-1

  • Date de prise de fonction: Immédiatement

17 Oct 2017 description
job Closing date: 26 Oct 2017 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

AVIS DE RECRUTEMENT D’INTERNATIONAUX UNOPS POUR LE COMPTE DE L’UNHCR AU NIGER

PROJET TRUST FUND (Diffa)

AVP N° 027/2017

  • Titre du poste : Administrateur chargé de la Protection à base Communautaire

  • Lieu d’affectation Diffa, Niger

  • Catégorie et niveau : International ICA-1

  • Date de prise de fonction: Immédiatement

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.