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.
More than 2 million people were forced to flee their homes last year, according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR. Its annual 'Global Trends' report has just been released and it puts the number of the displaced people worldwide to a record 70.8 million. Keith Walker speaks with Adrian Edwards, head of news and media at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva, who puts that figure into context.
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