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

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Key figures:

170,490 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

445,845 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - 2018)

56,503 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya

227 overall persons arrived in Italy

1,573 monitoring visits to detention centres in 2018 and 2019

3,123 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention in 2018 and 2019

3,175 vulnerable refugees and asylumseekers evacuated since November 2017

Funding

USD 88.1 M required for 2019

22 Feb 2019 description

Ginebra, 19 de febrero de 2019 – El ACNUR, la Agencia de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados y la OIM, la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones, anunciaron hoy que la cifra de refugiados y migrantes de Venezuela en todo el mundo asciende en este momento a 3.4 millones.

De acuerdo con datos de las autoridades nacionales de migración y de otras fuentes, los países en Latinoamérica y el Caribe han acogido a unos 2.7 millones de venezolanos, mientras que otras regiones albergan a los restantes.

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PROTECTION CONCERNS

  • Civilian casualties: OHCHR recorded 4 conflict-related civilian casualties (1 killed and 3 injured) in January and 9 casualties (2 killed and 7 injured) in December. From 1 January to 31 December 2018, OHCHR recorded 279 conflict-related civilian casualties(55 killed and 224 injured), which is a 53.8% decrease compared to 2017. 65% of casualties were recorded in NGCA. Mine and ERW related incidents accounted for 43% of casualties.

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Jobs

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job Closing date: 28 Feb 2019 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

22 Feb 2019 description
job Closing date: 28 Feb 2019 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

22 Feb 2019 description
job Closing date: 28 Feb 2019 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

22 Feb 2019 description
job Closing date: 28 Feb 2019 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
The Assistant Regional Representative (Supply) will work under direct supervision of the UNHCR Regional Representative where he/she will advise and assist the Regional Representative in the overall management of UNHCR's supply chain activities within the country of assignment in support to the Organization's mandate.

Training

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22 Feb 2019 description
training Ongoing course UN High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR is pleased to announce the official launch of the Fundamentals of Immigration Detention e-learning course and two thematic self-study modules on Immigration Detention Monitoring and on Alternatives to Detention, all developed jointly by the Division of International Protection (DIP) and the Global Learning Development Centre (GLDC).

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.