Who's who

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - UNHCR

International Organisations, Programmes, Funds, Institutes and other
Humanitarian Law and Action, Human Rights, Migration
Rue de Montbrillant 94
1202 Geneva
+41 22 739 81 11

"UNHCR 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. It also has a mandate to help stateless people."



2021 Key figures

97,3 M

UNHCR will support an anticipated 97,3 million people

US$ 700 M

in cash assistance will be provided across 95 operations

2 M

children will be enrolled in primary education


of refugee-hosting countries with national health insurance schemes will include refugees on the same basis as nationals

Source: UNHCR