As the country experienced a full month of brutal fighting throughout its territory, the human toll of the conflict is tragically increasing. Facing such an uncertain situation, more and more people have no other choice than to flee to safety.
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.
Over 6.8 million refugees around the world and 6.8 million displaced inside Syria.
The Syria crisis must not be forgotten.
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.
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.