News
Seuls en exil

"Seuls en exil" highlights the story of three unaccompanied refugee minors. We have met JP Kalonji, one of the three authors to ask him a few questions.

News
Underfunded crises

Throughout a series of three articles, we will have a closer look at the countries UNHCR is most concerned about, given their severe underfunding, starting with the situations in Bangladesh, Chad, Colombia and The Democratic Republic of the Congo.

News
More than 100 million displaced people in the world.

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, the list of people who have gone into exile has grown even longer, reaching the sad milestone of 100 million.

Campaign
Aiming Higher

"Aiming Higher" is the name of the UN Refugee Agency's program to give refugees a chance to continue their education after high school. The ambitious program plans to increase refugees’ access to higher education from 3 to 15% by 2030.  

What we do

UNHCR is present in 137 countries to support people forced to flee conflicts and persecution. 

91% of all 18,879 employees of UNHCR are fieldworkers on the frontline to help those forced to flee conflicts and persecution. Beyond emergency relief, UNHCR makes sure to find sustainable solutions for refugees for a better future. 

100
million people uprooted worlwide by mid-2022
40%
of uprooted people in the world are children
4.3
million people are stateless
39,300
refugees have been resettled in 2021
Switzerland for UNHCR

Switzerland for UNHCR, a foundation under Swiss law, is UNHCR's national partner in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. It was established in 2020 to promote closer ties with the Swiss population, and to mobilize critical funds essential to fulfill UNHCR’s mission. 

Millions of displaced people are facing cold every winter
Wherever they are, people forced to flee face an extremely difficult winter season ahead, including displaced Syrians and Iraqis throughout the Middle East, conflict-affected and displaced Afghans; and those forced to flee the war in Ukraine.
Emergency
Underfunded crises: 12 countries in desperate need of support
Throughout a series of three articles, we will have a closer look at the countries UNHCR is most concerned about, given their severe underfunding, starting with the situations in Bangladesh, Chad, Colombia and The Democratic Republic of the Congo.
UNHCR