Where We Work

The largest portion of staff are based in countries in Asia and Africa.


Our dedicated staff work in 126 countries around the world, from major capitals to remote and often dangerous locations.

Wherever refugees arrive, we work closely with governments to ensure the 1951 Refugee Convention is honoured.

Just over nine per cent of staff are based at our Geneva headquarters. Along with the Global Service Centres in Budapest, Copenhagen and Amman, these people provide support for the rest of UNHCR, including key administrative functions. A massive 85 per cent of staff are based in the field, assisting the most vulnerable victims of displacement.

Together, as a team, they work hard to help the world’s displaced.