- (addresses) refugee crisis
- (has a mission to aid and protect) refugees, displaced persons, stateless persons
- (oversees the observance of) non-refoulement
- (provides) humanitarian aid
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is the official agency of the U.N. whose mission it is to aid and protect refugees.
By its Statute, UNHCR is tasked with, among others, promoting international instruments for the protection of refugees, and supervising their application.
The goal of the UNHCR is to protect the refugees and offer lasting solutions to their problems (...).
The UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency which administers most refugee camps worldwide (...).
Synonyms and variants
- Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
- UN Refugee Agency
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (the Head of the UNHCR, but also used as a synonym for the Office)
- the UNHCR/UN Refugee Agency is on the ground
As the crisis develops, UNHCR and its partners are on the ground providing crucial humanitarian assistance and protection.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) identifies a major protracted refugee situation as one where more than 25,000 refugees have been in exile for more than five years.
Despite challenging circumstances, the UN Refugee Agency is on the ground delivering lifesaving support to millions of displaced Yemenis as well as to refugees and asylum-seekers across the country.