Beneficiaries: Immigrants and asylum seekers and refugees
Financing Provided: Grant
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR) was established on 14 December 1950 by the United Nations
General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and coordinate international
action to protect refugees and resolve refugee issues. It strives to ensure
that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another
state, with the option to voluntarily return home when conditions are
conductive for return, integrate locally or resettle to a third country.
UNHCR has twice won the Nobel Peace Prize, in 1954 for its ground-breaking
work in helping the refugees of Europe, and in 1981 for its worldwide
assistance to refugees.
UNHCR has the office in China since 1979.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) China team members on AVPN Connector