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The Seeds of Hope

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The Seeds of Hope

Artist Kate Daudy's flowers are in bloom across London, each one bringing with it messages of hope, humanity and solidarity through the stories of refugees
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UNHCR helps to save lives and build better futures for the millions of people forced to flee their homes.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency works to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution or war at home.

Since 1950, we have faced multiple crises on multiple continents, and provided vital protection and assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless people, many of whom have nobody left to turn to.

We help to save lives and build better futures for millions forced from home.

The Seeds of Hope

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Great British Welcome
A Great British Welcome tells the story of how communities across the UK welcome people who have been forced to flee their homes.

Stories are told by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and photographed by Andrew Testa.
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Key facts and figures

108.4 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced

at the end of 2022 as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations or events seriously disturbing public order.

Most refugees - 76 per cent - are hosted in low- and middle-income countries

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The climate crisis is no longer a distant threat. It’s happening right now, and those forced to flee conflict are being hit the hardest.

UNHCR Annual Global Trends Report


UNHCR annual Global Trends report 2021

UNHCR's Global Trends report presents key statistical trends and the latest numbers of refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless persons.

If ongoing conflicts remain unresolved and the risks of new ones erupting are not reined in, one aspect that will define the twenty-first century will be the continuously growing numbers of people forced to flee and the increasingly dire options available to them.

View the Global Trends report

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Our primary purpose at UNHCR is to safeguard the rights and well-being of people who have been forced to flee and those denied a nationality.
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