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What We Do
Core relief items from UNHCR can be released within 72 hours for refugees and displaced people
Where We Work
UNHCR provides essential services to refugees in 135 countries, in 546 locations
Who We Help
We help 80 million men, women and children displaced by violence, conflict and prosecution worldwide
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1.5 million people from nations driving major refugee movements were admitted by 35 OECD countries and Brazil on family, work and study permits in the decade just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
News comment by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on US decision to increase refugee resettlement admissions
I praise President Biden’s move to restore the US’ leadership on refugee resettlement. – Filippo Grandi, UNHCR Chief.
Separated from their families after armed groups attacked their town, three young boys struggle to find food and shelter, and fear for their future.