The dream of most refugees is to return home. When possible, UNHCR helps refugees return to their homeland. When refugees can’t go back home, UNHCR helps them rebuild their lives in another country.

Since its formation by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has helped an estimated 50 million refugees restart their lives by providing them with life-saving essentials including shelter, water, food, safety and protection. With a committed staff of 8,600 working in more than 125 countries, UNHCR has helped build a better future for more than 36 million displaced people.