UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily,The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.

UNHCR and Nothing But Nets have worked together for 6 years to send over 1,000,000 bed nets to refugees across the continent of Africa. Thanks for these efforts, malaria has dropped from the leading killer of refugees worldwide to the fifth.  UNHCR and Nothing But Nets continue to distribute lifesaving bed nets to areas of greatest need.

To learn more about UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), visit www.unhcr.org

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Diego Gutierrez"When I learned that malaria is deadly but preventable, I had to act."

Diego Gutierrez
Former MLS player, TV Analyst and Executive

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