Help the Uprooted and Stateless
The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems world-wide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and to find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has worked tenaciously to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and stateless people worldwide by:
- Providing Assistance and Protection
- Offering Durable Solution
- Conducting Advocacy
- Responding to Emergency
In more than five decades, the agency has helped people restart their lives. Today, a staff of more than 17,324 people in 135 countries continues to help 79.5 million people. These affected people included internally displaced people (IDPs), asylum seekers, refugees , returnees, children, women and elderly people.