People forced to flee their homes leave almost everything behind them in their search for safety and protection. UNHCR brings them the humanitarian response they need.
Health and hygiene
Ensuring the health and hygiene of displaced persons is one of UNHCR's primary tasks.
Human rights protection
UNHCR works to ensure the rights of displaced people, refugees and stateless persons are respected. Wherever they are.
3.4 million refugee children did not go to school in 2021. UNHCR works to promote access to education among refugees and IDPs.
Discover the latest news linked to our activities.
The right to live in peace: advocating for LGBTIQ+ rights in Colombia
A trans woman, María Victoria has faced discrimination throughout her life and decided to make advocating for displaced LGBTIQ+ people -a particularly vulnerable population- her life-mission.
UNHCR’s Innovation Funds: Solving real-life challenges with Innovative solutions
On the occasion of World Creativity and Innovation day, we have interviewed Hovig Etyemezian, Head of Innovation at UNHCR. He shared with us about their Innovation funds and how they help solve real-life challenges in the field.
“I realise more and more that the common ground of all crises is human suffering”
Hussien Ahmad has been working for 7 years with UNHCR, after joining in his home country Syria. In this interview, he reflects on his work as a humanitarian.
Paris Blockchain week 2023: innovative use of blockchain solutions to help people forced to flee
Paris Blockchain Week 2023 brought together important actors in the blockchain and crypto industry. During the renowned event UNHCR won the the award for "Best Impact Project" and Switzerland for UNHCR launched an innovative fundraiser through NFTs.
7 movies about refugees worth watching
Here is a list of 7 movies that will change the way you look at people forced to flee.
Adapting agriculture to floods – resilience in South Sudan
In a small village part of Fangak county, farmers have replaced despair with resilience by learning how to grow rice in flood waters.
Switzerland and UNHCR – a shared history
The Swiss Federal Council announced its decision to support UNHCR for the years 2023-2024 with a contribution of 68 million CHF. The intention of providing aid is driven by the ongoing conflicts around the world.