Nearly 84% of the world's displaced live in areas heavily affected by global warming. There are already more than 84 million forcibly displaced people in the world, and the effects of climate change are likely to push that number up even more.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the signing of the 1971 Refugee Convention, Switzerland for UNHCR partnered with Hani Abbas to launch UNHCR’s first ever NFT collection.
The whole world has seen the images of crowds of people on the Kabul airport runway, desperately trying to leave Afghanistan. After 20 years of conflict, and a year marked by the return of intense fighting, the Taliban are now in power.
July 28 marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. We decided to celebrate that milestone with by taking a look at seven decades of UNHCR photos.
"Aiming Higher" is the name of the UN Refugee Agency's program to give refugees a chance to continue their education after high school. The ambitious program plans to increase refugees’ access to higher education from 3 to 15% by 2030.
UNHCR is present in 135 countries to support people forced to flee conflicts and persecution.
87% of all 17,234 employees of UNHCR are fieldworkers on the frontline to help those forced to flee conflicts and persecution. Beyond emergency relief, UNHCR makes sure to find sustainable solutions for refugees for a better future.
Switzerland for UNHCR
Switzerland for UNHCR, a foundation under Swiss law, is UNHCR's national partner in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. It was established in 2020 to promote closer ties with the Swiss population, and to mobilize critical funds essential to fulfill UNHCR’s mission.