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.
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They were once refugees
People forced to flee have always contributed to their host communities and sometimes even to the world. We look back on some famous refugees who have shaped history or are major figures in the world today.
Everyone has the right to seek safety
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.
Innovation and the humanitarian sector: a booming partnership
In recent years, digital tools, technology and innovation have progressively transformed sectors and industries, permeating the strategies of many organizations, private companies and academic institutions.
Yemen: the world's largest humanitarian crisis.
Eight years. That's how long the crisis in Yemen has already lasted, a civil war that has forced more than 4 million people to move within the country. A devastating crisis, which has destroyed health services and food supplies in the country.
Gillian Triggs: women in forced displacement
Today is international women’s day. In partnership with Corriere del Ticino, we decided to mark this day not only by talking about the challenges faced by forcibly displaced women, but also by highlighting the advances made in terms of gender equality.
UNHCR deeply concerned about the situation in Ukraine
Statement by Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
10 things you didn't know about refugees
There is what is said about refugees. And then there is the reality.We have collected 10 points to try to debunk some of the prejudices and clichés about these people who have been forced to leave everything behind to reach safety.