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Charged with protecting millions of refugees, stateless, internally displaced and other people of concern, the UN refugee agency needs to work with a wide variety of donors and partners to adequately fulfil its role. These range from governments to non-governmental organizations, the private sector, civil society and refugee communities.
UNHCR raises funds through governments, foundations and private donors so that refugees can be assisted immediately with food, shelter and other essentials distributed by the agency's implementing partners. Longer-term solutions also depend on the participation of civil society and refugees themselves.
While UNHCR is directly concerned with the international protection of refugees, its overall mission is to provide operational support and coordination to a wide range of private and public actors who work in the interest of refugees. This site provides information on all these partnerships.
UNHCR works with governments and civil society in advocacy and protection system building and resettlement.
Our private partners can play a constructive role in finding solutions for the displaced.
A priority for us is to strengthen partnerships with non-governmental organizations.
The European Union is one of UNHCR's most important partners. The grouping as whole provides close to half of our annual funding.
Visit our Partner Directory to learn about our partners' work with refugees and the displaced.
- ACCESS Services Inc., (Assisting Collaborative Community Employment Support Services)
- ARCA, Romanian Forum for Refugees and Migrants
- Abraham's Oasis
- Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus
Key operational guidelines designed to support effective partnerships at the field level.
- An introduction to Cash-Based Interventions in UNHCR Operations, March 2012
- Mali Situation Update No. 12, 1 November 2012
- Mali Situation Update No. 11, 1 October 2012
- Policy Brief on Integrating SRH in Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management 2012 - A3 format
- Policy Brief on Integrating SRH in Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management 2012 - A4 format