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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16 Aug 2018 description

Ahead of World Humanitarian Day, Filippo Grandi honours humanitarians who lost their lives helping those in need as displacement figures hit record high.

By Marta Martinez | 16 August 2018

16 Aug 2018 description

This document provides a mid-month update. It complements UNHCR’s more detailed Operational Updates for the DRC, which cover the full month.

Refugees

■ Between 1 and 15 July, UNHCR reunified 2 refugee children with their families in Burundi, in line with their Best Interest Determination (BID). A third Burundian urban refugee who expressed the wish to return was also accompanied to the border.

■ A small number of Burundian asylum seekers arrived at Kavimvira transit center (South Kivu Province) and were awaiting registration.

16 Aug 2018 description

The monthly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) and highlights trends affecting people in need. Partners in Lebanon are working to: 1) ensure protection of vulnerable populations; 2) provide immediate assistance to vulnerable populations; 3) support service provision through national systems; and 4) reinforce Lebanon’s economic, social, institutional and environmental stability. Reported progress towards targets is cumulative since January 2018, unless otherwise specified.

Maps & Infographics

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Jobs

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16 Aug 2018 description
job Closing date: 26 Aug 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT.

16 Aug 2018 description
job Closing date: 05 Sep 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Job Title: Senior Risk Management and Compliance Advisor
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline for applications: 5 September 2018 (midnight Geneva time)
Similar positions available in multiple locations.

16 Aug 2018 description
job Closing date: 05 Sep 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Job Title: Senior Development Officer
Location: N'Djamena, Chad
Deadline for applications: 5 September 2018 (midnight Geneva time)
Similar positions available in multiple locations.

16 Aug 2018 description
job Closing date: 05 Sep 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Job Title: Senior Cluster Coordinator Officer (Shelter)
Location: Mogadishu, Somalia
Deadline for applications: 5 September 2018 (midnight Geneva time)
Similar positions available in multiple locations.

16 Aug 2018 description
job Closing date: 05 Sep 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Job Title: Cash-Based Interventions Officer
Location: N'Djamena, Chad
Deadline for applications: 5 September 2018 (midnight Geneva time)
Similar positions available in multiple locations.

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.