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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21 Oct 2018 description

In line with its mandate and in support of the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, leads the humanitarian response to the Syria situation in Iraq. In doing so, it coordinates the intervention of 10 UN agencies and over 30 local and international NGOs through the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP).

SYRIAN REFUGEE POPULATION

250,184 Syrian refugees registered in Iraq

37% Syrian refugees living in camps and 63% living out of camps

21 Oct 2018 description

Malaria on the rise in White Nile and East Darfur States.

Significant WASH gaps persist in South Darfur.

Partners support asset building for refugee women in North Darfur and South Kordofan States.

TOTAL INTER-AGENCY FUNDING REQUIRED FOR SUDAN UNDER THE REVISED 2018 REGIONAL REFUGEE RESPONSE PLAN (RRRP)
USD 294.8 M
Funded 9% 27.9 M*

Population Update

21 Oct 2018 description

I Key facts about this year Participatory Assessment

1,436 Asylum Seekers and refugees discuss their concerns, challenges in annual Greece participatory assessment

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today published the results of an annual participatory assessment report on the concerns of asylum-seekers and refugees in Greece about their current situation and future prospects and risks and how to address them.

21 Oct 2018 description

This monthly update is a coordination tool that aims to improve communication between sectors and up to the Humanitarian Partners Forum. It focuses on processes, rather than achievements. The latter are covered through separate monthly sector dashboards, available through the Inter-Agency Portal and at http://data.unhcr.org/jordan/sectors/

Maps & Infographics

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Jobs

8 entries found
18 Oct 2018 description
job Closing date: 30 Oct 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY NOTICE

PLEASE APPLY FOR THIS VACANCY THROUGH UNHCR WEBSITE

http://www.unhcr.org/tr/is-firsatlari

Title of Position: Assistant Information Management Officer

Position Number: 10019866

Category & Level: National Professional Category, NOA

Location: Gaziantep, Turkey

18 Oct 2018 description
job Closing date: 21 Oct 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

El objetivo de este proyecto es el de propiciar el rol e incrementar la capacidad de los gobiernos locales en la formulación y ejecución de políticas y planes integrales de prevención social de la violencia en zonas transfronterizas.

18 Oct 2018 description
job Closing date: 21 Oct 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

BACKGROUND

17 Oct 2018 description
job Closing date: 28 Oct 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Function Title: Project Control Associate
Vacancy Number: HCR/VAC/18/50
Duty Station: Cairo, Egypt
Category and Grade: Fixed term Appointment (FTA) PN 10015476 - G6
Duration: One year
Date of Issue: 14 October 2018
Closing Date: 28 October 2018

17 Oct 2018 description
job Closing date: 28 Oct 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Function Title: Senior Protection Assistant
Vacancy Number: HCR/VAC/18/51
Duty Station: Cairo, Egypt
Category and Grade: Fixed term Appointment (FTA) PN 10011197 - G5
Duration: One year
Date of Issue: 14 October 2018
Closing Date: 28 October 2018

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.