United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Founding Year: 1950

Staff: 17000

Budget: $9.15b (2021)

Filippo Grandi (High Commissioner)

The UN Agency is a “global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, other forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.” They work in 130 countries, “protecting millions of people and delivering life-saving assistance” to “refugees, returnees, stateless people, the internally displaced and asylum-seekers.”

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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