UNHCR, the UN Refuge

UNHCR, the UN Refuge


We are UNHCR, the @UN Refugee Agency. We save lives and protect the rights of refugees, asylum-seekers, stateless people and all who are forced to flee.

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It's not for the few. It's not for those who flee wars that make the news. It's not conditional. It's not a matter of 'deserving'. It's not negotiable. Seeking asylum is a human right.

What would you bring if you were #ForcedtoFlee ? 💼 Every other second that ticks by, someone, somewhere around the world, is forced to make this impossible choice.

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This #PrideMonth  and every day, we celebrate, honour and acknowledge the perseverance of LGBTIQ+ refugees around the world. #Pride  #PrideWeekWeek 

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Before we were called UNHCR, it was the International Refugee Organization, which was created to help the millions displaced by World War II. This photo from 1950 shows forcibly displaced people in Germany applying for resettlement. Find out more: 

100 million people have now been #ForcedToFlee  their homes - on our shared home of Earth. They need kindness, support, inclusion,… basic human rights. But above all, Peace, so they can one day return home.

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Seeking asylum is a human right. It's non-negotiable. #WithRefugees 

Did you know? Resettlement is an option for fewer and fewer refugees because fewer and fewer States offer opportunities. 🔗 #ForcedToFlee  #WithRefugees  #GlobalTrends 

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Refugees have a lot to offer; all they need is an opportunity. Support them this Micro, Small & Medium-Sized#EnterprisesDay  by shopping beautiful, refugee-made products here: #Made51 

The 1980s saw the beginning of refugees from Chad returning home after fleeing violence in the 70s to neighbouring countries. Pictured here in 1981 in Kousseri camp, Cameroon, these women prepare to go back home. This is our "Colour of Flight" project: 

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"Seeking safety is a right." UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador@BenStiller  is in Ukraine for #WorldRefugeeDay . He's there to stand in solidarity with people displaced by war and conflict all around the world.

Eduardo Camavinga: @realmadrid  star, #ChampionsLeague  finalist, and former refugee.   Thank you for standing #WithRefugees , @Camavinga ! 🙌  #UCLFinal 

Thank you @BTS_twt  fandom! ? Malaysian fans have donated to an NGO helping Syrian refugees this winter to celebrate BTS' Kim Taehyung's birthday today. #HAPPYVDAY 

UNHCR strongly opposes externalization of asylum seekers to other countries. We urge Governments to refrain. People seeking safety and protection, who have few alternatives, should not be penalized.

Fight prejudice. ? Fight coronavirus. ? Here’s how you can join the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic:

Seeking asylum is a human right. Seeking asylum is a human right. Seeking asylum is a human right. Seeking asylum is a human right. Seeking asylum is a human right. Seeking asylum is a human right. Seeking asylum is a human right. Seeking asylum is a human right. #WorldRefugeeDay 

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If you only watch 1 video today make it this one Stand#WithRefugees  by signing the petition

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