People forced to flee their homes leave almost everything behind them in their search for safety and protection. UNHCR brings them the humanitarian response they need.
Health and hygiene
Ensuring the health and hygiene of displaced persons is one of UNHCR's primary tasks.
Human rights protection
UNHCR works to ensure the rights of displaced people, refugees and stateless persons are respected. Wherever they are.
3.4 million refugee children did not go to school in 2020. UNHCR works to promote access to education among refugees and IDPs.
Discover the latest news linked to our activities.
Standing with Refugees : Alter Start Food
For our eighth article, we went to meet Alter Start Food, a social enterprise that trains refugees and asylum seekers in Switzerland through the development of a culinary project.
Standing with Refugees
Football jerseys in support of refugees
On Sunday 12 of December, Servette FC faced FC Basel at the Stade de Genève. Throughout the match, the Grenat team wore the Switzerland for UNHCR logo on their shirts, showing their support for the refugee cause.
A city, a club and a common cause
Switzerland for UNHCR is pleased to announce its partnership with Servette FC, reflecting the unifying power of sport and Geneva's shared tradition as a city of refuge.
Odysseys of yesterday and today
It is Switzerland for UNHCR’s pleasure to announce a new partnership with the Comédie de Genève, thus opening a new chapter in our journey of raising awareness on the hardships and experiences refugees face in exile through art and culture.
Being a woman and a refugee: a double challenge accessing higher education?
In 2021, only 5% of the world's refugees have access to higher education. We spoke to Atalanti Moquette, founder of Giving Women, about the importance of this issue today, especially for women.
Cédric Anker is appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees
Today we are pleased to announce the appointment of Cédric Anker as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees of Switzerland for UNHCR.
The climate crisis is a human crisis
COP26, the international climate summit, ended on November 12, with a climate "compromise", which UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres describes as insufficient.