United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - UNHCR / UNHCR

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - UNHCR / UNHCR

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The UNHCR is a UN program that aims to protect refugees, by ensuring the application of the Geneva Refugee Convention of 1951, that refugees have the right to seek asylum and that no refugee is compelled to return to a country where he or she has to fear persecution.

UNHCR works to spread international agreements for refugees and their respect by governments. The organization also provides a material assistance to refugees in many countries, especially water, shelter and medical care.

In addition to international protection, the second main mission of UNHCR's is the research of sustainable solutions to refugee problems. If the conditions are met, many of them prefer to return voluntarily to their country of origin. However, if the return is not possible, UNHCR helps them build a new life, either in the country of asylum or in any other country accepting to welcome them (resettlement).

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The UNHCR is a UN program that aims to protect refugees, by ensuring the application of the Geneva Refugee Convention of 1951, that refugees have the right to seek asylum and that no refugee is compelled to return to a country where he or she has to fear persecution.
UNHCR works to spread international agreements for refugees and their respect by governments. The organization also provides a material assistance to refugees in many countries, especially water, shelter and medical care.