UNHCR The UN Refugee Agency

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. We had three years to complete our work and then disband.

Today, over 67 years later, our organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.

With your support, we can continue.