United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a UN agency mandated to aid and protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people, and to assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with over 17,300 staff working in 135 countries.[1]

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
AbbreviationUNHCR, HCR
Formation14 December 1950; 70 years ago (1950-12-14)
TypeUnited Nations Programme
Legal statusNonprofit
HeadquartersGeneva, Switzerland
Head
High Commissioner for Refugees
Filippo Grandi
Parent organization
United Nations General Assembly
United Nations Economic and Social Council
Websitewww.unhcr.org
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