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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

United Nations agency responsible for protecting refugees and persons displaced by persecution or conflict, and promoting durable solutions to their situation, through voluntary resettlement in their country of origin or host country.

It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and has more than 250 offices worldwide. The right to asylum and refuge is provided for in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Statute of the Office of UNHCR was adopted in resolution 428 of the United Nations General Assembly on December 14, 1950.

Mission & Functions

The mission of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is to ensure that “all persons have the right to seek asylum and find safe haven in another State, with the option to eventually return home, integrate or resettle.This right allows for the satisfaction of basic needs, such as access to decent housing, adequate food, drinking water, among other rights inherent to the individual that should be guaranteed in the States of origin, but are limited by various problems or conflicts such as war, violence, persecution, as well as irreconcilable family problems.


With the expansion of UNHCR’s activities worldwide, and to IDPs as well as international IDPs, the number of people of concern to UNHCR has increased considerably since its inception, while the complexity of the problem of forced displacement has increased.

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