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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11 Dec 2017 description

George Okoth-Obbo, Alto Comisionado Auxiliar para Operaciones de ACNUR, la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados, en su visita a Ecuador destacó las buenas prácticas del país andino en la protección e integración de las personas refugiadas.

11 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • On 10 December, 4,484 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia, with 4,210 housed in 18 governmental centres.

  • The Joint Assessments of Government Centres on the websites of the Serbian Commissionner for Refugees and Migrats, UNHCR Global and UNHCR Serbia were updated for November.

11 Dec 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

20.7 million people in need

2,014,026 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

89 per cent of IDPs displaced for more than a year

956,076 IDP returnees

1,015,375 recipients of CRIs since March 2015

280,539 refugees and asylum seekers

Operational Update

11 Dec 2017 description

2,482,790 *
Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 15 Nov (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

649,483 *
South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 November

278,965
Refugees in South Sudan and 1.88 million IDPs as of 31 October

Regional Highlights

Maps / Infographics

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Jobs

18 entries found
08 Dec 2017 description
job Closing date: 21 Dec 2017 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Representation in Thailand

Vacancy Announcement No. 46/2017

Internal/External Circulation

Position Title: Assistant Private Sector Partnerships (PSP) Officer (Acquisition)

Post Level: NO-A

Post No.: 10018210

Report To: Associate PSP Officer (Thailand)

Section: Private Sector Partnerships Unit (PSP)

08 Dec 2017 description
job Closing date: 20 Dec 2017 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Background information

Located in UNHCR Headquarters, Geneva Switzerland, the Ethics Office was established in June 2008 to assist the Secretary General and the High Commissioner in ensuring that all staff members observe and perform their functions consistent with the highest standards of integrity required by the UN Charter, staff regulations and rules, and relevant guidelines and policies.

UNHCR Ethics Office

The UNHCR Ethics Office has the following key responsibilities**:**

07 Dec 2017 description
job Closing date: 17 Dec 2017 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Title: Protection Intern, ​​UNHCR Esmeraldas
Duty station: Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Contract: Internship

Duration: 6 Months (15 January to 14 June 2018)

Supervisor: Associate Protection Officer

1. General Background

06 Dec 2017 description
job Closing date: 14 Dec 2017 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Organisation : UNHCR

Job Title : Protection Officer (CP/SGBV Information Management)

Duty Station : Home-Based

Duration : 02 January 2018 to 31 May 2018

Contract Type : International Individual Contractor Agreement (IICA)

Contract Level : IICA - 2

Closing date : 14 December 2017

BACKGROUND:

05 Dec 2017 description
job Closing date: 12 Dec 2017 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Organisation : UNHCR

Job Title : Associate Advocacy and Communications Officer (GPC)

Duty Station : HQ- Geneva

Duration : 02 January 2018 to 31 December 2018

Contract Type : International Individual Contractor Agreement (IICA)

Contract Level : IICA - 1

Closing date : 12 December 2017

BACKGROUND:

The GPC Operations Cell ensures ongoing liaison with all GPC partners at global and field level.

Training

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11 Dec 2017 description
training Registration deadline: 28 Jan 2018 Training date: 19 Feb 2018 to 28 Apr 2018 International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Oxford Brookes University

This Master level short course in Humanitarian Shelter Coordination is offered by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in partnership with the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) at Oxford Brookes University.

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.