A powerful earthquake struck the south-east of the country on 22 June 2022. Initial reports indicate that more than 1,000 people have lost their lives and even more have been injured.
Every year, 20 June is World Refugee Day. This year, the theme of World Refugee Day is the right of every person to find refuge.
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.
"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.
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.
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.