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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23 Feb 2018 description

Refugees, Ugandans and their government are working together to save the environment.

By Catherine Robinson | 23 February 2018

ADJUMANI, Uganda – Under a searing midday sun, Olany Mario wipes his brow as he bends to water a bed of tiny green neem seedlings in the fertile soil of a tree nursery in Palabek refugee settlement, northern Uganda. “We are growing these indigenous seedlings to help bring back all the trees that were cut down to make way for us, when we came here,” he says.

23 Feb 2018 description

The Trojan Women Project provides refugees a chance to learn new skills and voice experiences of exile; ‘The World to Hear,’ a film about the acclaimed ‘Queens of Syria’ theatre tour, is running at the Glasgow Film Festival

By Charlotte Eagar | 23 February 2018

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - Two Syrian women are arguing into a microphone. “I don’t want to see anyone,” Fatima shouts at Reem. “You invited him! You sort it out!” Beside them, Nancy, an elegant Scottish lady of a certain age, says quietly: “Very good! I think that’s it!”

23 Feb 2018 description

The Protection Sector, including the Child Protection and Gender-Based Violence Sub-Sectors, enhanced its capacity to provide life-saving protection assistance particularly in most affected areas of Borno State, as well as Adamawa and Yobe States. A total of 2.47 million of the most vulnerable individuals were reached from January through December 2017 with protection interventions.

23 Feb 2018 description

Key figures

180,937 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

334,662 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - 2017)

46,730 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya

5,258 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

174 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018 (1,080 in 2017).

843 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018 (1,428 in 2017)

Highlights

23 Feb 2018 description

(Geneva, 23 February 2018) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, the UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock today briefed UN Member States in Geneva about the ongoing crisis in Syria and the need for sustained support to Syrian refugees and the countries in the region who generously host them.

Maps & Infographics

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Jobs

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22 Feb 2018 description
job Closing date: 11 Mar 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

The UNHCR Division of External Relations announces the following vacancy:

Associate Project Officer stationed in Khartoum, Sudan

To work in the context of the Eritrean segments of a project called Telling the real story – Information campaign. (www.tellingtherealstory.org)

22 Feb 2018 description
job Closing date: 11 Mar 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

The UNHCR Division of External Relations announces the following vacancy:

Associate Project Officer stationed in Girba, Sudan

To work in the context of the Eritrean segments of a project called Telling the real story – Information campaign. (www.tellingtherealstory.org)

21 Feb 2018 description
job Closing date: 04 Mar 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Functional Title: Senior Protection Assistant (Child Protection)
Vacancy Number: HCR/VAC/18/08
Duty Station: Cairo, Egypt
Category and Grade: National – LICA5 until 31 December 2018
Date of Issue: 18 February 2018
Closing Date: 04 March 2018

21 Feb 2018 description
job Closing date: 04 Mar 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Functional Title: Reception Coordinator
Vacancy Number: HCR/VAC/18/06
Duty Station: Cairo, Egypt
Category and Grade: National – LICA4 until 31 December 2018, 2 Assignments

Date of Issue: 18 February 2018

Closing Date: 04 March 2018

20 Feb 2018 description
job Closing date: 04 Mar 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Functional Title: Assistant CBI Officer (Targeting)
Vacancy Number: HCR/VAC/18/07
Duty Station: Cairo, Egypt
Category and Grade: National – UNOPS LICA8 until 31 December 2018
Date of Issue: 18 February 2018
Closing Date: 04 March 2018

CONTEXT AND DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

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.