Who we serve
The Refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence and having a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. (UN Convention on the Status of Refugees 1951)
Non-refoulement : A refugee should not be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom. (Relating to international law).
The Resettlement to another country is a long process that can take months, or even years.
U.S. resettlement is involuntary, and refugees must decide for themselves whether relocating to the U.S. or other countries is the right choice for them and their families.
UNHCR believe that everyone has a right to seek asylum from persecution and do the best to protect those who need it.
Asylum seekers & Migrants
An asylum seeker is someone who flee his own country to seek refuge in another country and has demonstrated his or her well-founded fear of persecution in his or her home country. When recognized as a refugee he receives legal protection and material assistance.
Immigrants: victims of Human Trafficking
The Universal Declaration of human rights (1948) recognizes the right of persons to seek asylum from persecution in other countries.
We help refugees and displaced people around the world survive, recover and improve their lives.