United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. We work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.

The start of the 21st century has seen UNHCR help with major refugee crises in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. We have also been asked to use our expertise to help many internally displaced by conflict and expanded our role in helping stateless people. In some parts of the world, such as Africa and Latin America, the 1951 Refugee Conventionhas been strengthened by additional regional legal instruments.

UNHCR now has more than 11,517 members of staff. 

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Commitments

Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination
Inclusive Education
Economic Empowerment
Data Disaggregation