United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Intermediate

What is UNHCR?

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.

Their primary purpose at UNHCR is to safeguard the rights and well-being of people who have been forced to flee. Together with partners and communities, they work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another country. They also strive to secure lasting solutions. Their dedicated personnel work in 134 countries around the world, from major capitals to remote and often dangerous locations.

Address the Plight of Refugees and Migrants in the COVID-19 Pandemic

It is completely reasonable to prioritise the people who are at greater risk of dying from COVID-19. However, it must be brought to attention that this pandemic is also on track to exacerbate the vulnerabilities of some of the 272 million international migrants worldwide. Persons displaced internally and across borders are particularly at risk - and the majority of the world's 25.9 million refugees and 41.3 million internally displaced persons are in developing countries that are only starting now to be affected by the pandemic.

Country List

Canada, Commonwealth of Australia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Federal Republic of Germany, French Republic , Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Italian Republic, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Spain, Kingdom of Sweden, New Zealand, People's Republic of China, Republic of India, Republic of Lebanon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Republic of Turkey, Syrian Arab Republic, United Kingdom, United Mexican States, United States of America

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