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Our History

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nation s General Assembly with a three-year mandate to complete its work and then disband.

Our Mandate

UNHCR was established in 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly to lead and co-ordinate international action aimed at protecting refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. So far, #UNHCR helped more than# 50 million people worldwide, and employs 6, 650 people, operating in 118 countries.

Our Events

Every year, UNHCR holds several special events to recognize the lives of refugees and those who are dedicated to helping them.