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