UNHCR, or United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, is a United Nations program that protects and supports refugees. It is based in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is also known as the UN Refugee Agency. It is tasked with helping refugees, either at the request of a national government or of the UN itself. It has twice received the Nobel Peace Prize. Here you can find an automatic compilation of DW content on UNHCR.
Thousands of people fleeing conflict and persecution have been detained by Libyan authorities. The UN refugee agency's chief has called for them to be freed as the agency boosts its presence in the North African country.
South Sudan's civil war has forced over 1 million children to flee the country while another million are internally displaced, UN agencies say. Officials have warned that the future of an entire generation is at risk.