UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Mission of the organisation

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.


UNHCR’s primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. In its efforts to achieve this objective, UNHCR strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another country, or to return home voluntarily. By assisting refugees to return to their own country or to settle permanently in another country, UNHCR also seeks lasting solutions to support them.


UNHCR seeks to reduce situations of forced displacement by encouraging states and other institutions to create conditions which are conducive to the protection of human rights and the peaceful resolution of disputes.  


UNHCR works in partnership with governments, regional organizations, international and non-governmental organizations. 


UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

International Humanitarian City (IHC), Building #4, Second floor
Dubai, P.O. Box – 506013
United Arab Emirates