'I like the responsibility and I'm happy to be able to give back'

UNHCR has more than 17,300 staff, most of whom are based in the field. Meet Luis Jose Faife, a driver in Mozambique.

20 Aug 2020

UNHCR chief praises aid workers battling multiple crises

On World Humanitarian Day, Filippo Grandi honours the 'depth of commitment' to a role made 'significantly harder' by COVID-19.

19 Aug 2020

UNHCR chief pays tribute to 'frontline' aid workers

Marking World Humanitarian Day, Filippo Grandi honours staff carrying out "crucial work" to aid those in greatest need in "some in the world's most dangerous places."

19 Aug 2019

'Right now, despite the danger, South Sudan is where I belong'

Most of UNHCR's staff are based in the field. Meet Eujin Byun, a communications officer in South Sudan, one of the world's least safe countries for humanitarians.

17 Aug 2018

UNHCR chief praises 'life and death' decisions taken by aid workers

Ahead of World Humanitarian Day, Filippo Grandi honours humanitarians who lost their lives helping those in need as displacement figures hit record high.

16 Aug 2018

UN Refugee Chief honours 'commitment and spirit' of aid workers

On the eve of World Humanitarian Day, Filippo Grandi pays tribute to humanitarians who have lost their lives helping people in need worldwide.

18 Aug 2017

'I have always felt I should be a humanitarian worker'

UNHCR has nearly 11,000 staff, of whom 87 per cent are based in the field. Meet Adem Shaqiri, a field officer who works in Yemen.

18 Aug 2017

World Humanitarian Day: UNHCR chief honours sacrifices by aid workers

In an address to mark World Humanitarian Day, Filippo Grandi pays tribute to the courage and sacrifice of colleagues risking all to help those in need worldwide.

19 Aug 2016

World Humanitarian Day: UNHCR chief pays tribute to sacrifice of aid workers

In a message issued to mark World Humanitarian Day, António Guterres stresses that last two years have been the most tragic ever.

19 Aug 2015