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.

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22 Apr 2018 description

Executive summary

Key Trend

There was little change in the overall conflict during February and March.Fighting characterised by airstrikes and shelling continued on the major frontlines in Hajja,Al-Jawf,Nihm,Marib,Taiz,Al-Bayda and Lahj, including regular reports of civilian casualties, both on and away from frontline areas. Meanwhile, missiles continued to be launched across the border into Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh,which prompted retaliatory airstrikes on locations in Yemen,including civilian areas.

21 Apr 2018 description

The Mindanao Displacement Dashboard is a monthly publication of the Protection Cluster in Mindanao, Philippines which is co-led by UNHCR with the Department of Social Welfare and Development. This publication aims to provide an overview of the protection environment of displacement incidents in Mindanao for each month. Displacement incidents were collected with the support of Protection Cluster members in Mindanao.

Post-Marawi Siege Recovery and Rehabilitation

21 Apr 2018 description


The aim of the mapping of social safety nets (SSN) was to explore the potential for alignment between humanitarian cash assistance and SSN in forced displacement situations. It considered various aspects of SSN, including programme design, targeting and the legal and regulatory framework. The mapping categorised 18 countries based on the opportunities and challenges with including refugees in the national social safety nets.


21 Apr 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, earlier this week and together with the Governments of Chad and Sudan, facilitated the first in what is hoped will be a new series of voluntary returns of Sudanese refugees living in Chad.

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20 Apr 2018 description
job Closing date: 02 May 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Refugee Food Festival coordinator

UNHCR Representation in France, Paris Office

External Relations and Public Information unit

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. It has over 9,000 employees in more than 125 countries.

19 Apr 2018 description
job Closing date: 02 May 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

The UNHCR Division of External Relations announces the following vacancy:

Associate Project Officer – Tigrinya Speaking

To work in the context of the Eritrean segments of a project called E-Platform: Telling the real story – Information campaign targeting Somali and Eritrean migrants. (www.tellingtherealstory.org)

19 Apr 2018 description
job Closing date: 15 May 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Grade: Professional Staff P3

Duration: 6 months with the possibility of extension

Type of Appointment: Standby Partner Secondment

Estimated Start Date: 1st July 2018

Duties and Qualifications

Technical Coordinator (Shelter/NFI/CCCM)

19 Apr 2018 description
job Closing date: 15 May 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Entry on Duty: 1st July 2018

Duration: 6 months with possibility of extension

The CCCM Officer is an integral part of the Shelter/NFI/CCCM coordination team and will be responsible for providing technical support and advice in IDP Hosting Sites (CCCM) approaches and capacity building support to Cluster Partners in integrating CCCM approaches.

The incumbent will be under the supervision and report to the Senior Cluster Coordinator (Shelter/NFI/CCCM).

19 Apr 2018 description
job Closing date: 24 Apr 2018 UN High Commissioner for Refugees



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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.