UNHCR Archive Gallery Cyprus 1974

UNHCR was called upon to coordinate the international humanitarian assistance in Cyprus in 1974, with assistance directed towards large numbers of internally displaced Greek Cypriots.  © UNHCR/1974

In August 1974 UNHCR was requested to coordinate the United Nations humanitarian assistance in Cyprus. This activity was but one of several that was undertaken outside the regular activities of the Office of the High Commissioner during the early 1970's, carried out in the context of UNHCR's good offices function in what the General Assembly termed "essential humanitarian tasks".