UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.

In more than five decades, the agency has helped an estimated 50 million people restart their lives. Today, a staff of around 6,300 people in more than 110 countries continues to help 31.7 million persons.

 

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  1. HI MY NAME MASHUDU I LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA N MY DREAM IS TO SEEE EVERY CHILD N WOMAN TO LIVE A HAPPLY LIFE WITHOUT A FEAR OF ANYTHING, I REALY WANT TO CONTRIBUTE UR REFUGEE AGENCY IN ANYWAY, PLEASE NOTIFY ME OF ANY POST AVAILABLE, I WANT TO JOI DA EVOLUTION, I WANNA BE PART OF DA HISTORY, I’M OUT WITH LOVE, PEACE N HAPPINEZ

  2. […] here for more of Kate’s story.   Kate premiered this film about her life in Kakuma at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency […]

  3. I real Kate’s story she’s courageous girl especialy it comes to coping with life in Kakuma.

  4. I congratulate UNHCR Kakuma for the good work that they are doing to the refugees in the camp, I have experianced their wonderful and good work since 1996 when l came to the Kakuma refugee camp as refugee from Burundi.
    However, am still in the camp todate working with LWF-Child Protection Unit at the reception centre, working and serving my fellow refugees who are new arrivals and asylum seeker.
    Moreover, l thank the UNHCR for keeping me and my family for 16years in the camp with all the support. But my desires and wishes the UN refugee agency to consider me for third country process (resettlement) to seek for a better future for my mother, my younger sister and my younger brother.


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