Sudan : up to 860'000 could be forced to flee in the coming months

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.  

Staff testimony
"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.

Syria marks 12 years of ongoing conflict

Over 6.8 million refugees around the world and 6.8 million displaced inside Syria.

The Syria crisis must not be forgotten.

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.

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.

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. 

million people uprooted worlwide in 2022
of uprooted people in the world are children
million people are stateless
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. 

Basketball for refugees: a transformational workshop
This Wednesday, a group of young refugees and professional basketball players got together at the House of Basketball, the headquarters of the International Basketball Federation for a transformational workshop.
In Switzerland