Who We Help
UNHCR's primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. To this end, we strive to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another country, and to return home voluntarily.
Around The World
By helping refugees go back home or to settle in another country, UNHCR also seeks lasting solutions to their plight. UNHCR also has a mandate to prevent and reduce statelessness and protect stateless persons. In support of its core activities on behalf of refugees, UNHCR's Executive Committee and the UN General Assembly have authorized involvement with other groups. These include former refugees who have returned home and internally displaced people.
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. In all of its activities, the refugee agency pays particular attention to the needs of children and seeks to promote the equal rights of women and girls.
|- Refugees are our core constituents and we care for them in every corner of the globe.|
|- Returnees are the ones who get to go back home - the best durable solution.|
|- Millions of stateless people are left in a legal limbo, with limited basic rights.|
|- Asylum-seekers need essential help and advice while applying for refugee status.|
Without the support from adults their psychological and social wellbeing are under threat. In the chaos of conflict and displacement, refugee children can find themselves lost, alone and vulnerable. We urgently need your help to provide the vital humanitarian support and assistance they need. Here are some examples of UNHCR's projects;
- Birth Registration: UNHCR supports Thai government to register ALL children who were born in camps to prevent statelessness and ensure access to other basic rights.
- Protect children without parents: UNHCR supports the monitoring the well-being of children without parents in camps by supporting social workers, psychologists and staff to take care of them closely and regularly includes child protection program in various activities.
There are over 44,000 refugee women in Thailand and desperately need immediate assistance and protection to help them get back on their feet and to take care of their family, often as the only remaining parent.
Women displaced by war and conflict require support today, tomorrow and for the foreseeable future. That is why your regular support through a monthly donation is so vital, ensuring that vulnerable people such as women in refugee camps in Thailand, receive help for as long as they need it. Here are examples of our projects.
- UNHCR provides sanitary kits for women and girls, helping to stop the risk of disease and illness through unsanitary conditions.
- UNHCR helps facilitate “Stop Violence Against Women” program, empowering female refugees to protect themselves against physical and psychological violence.
- UNHCR helps deliver vocational and agricultural training, ensuring refugee women, especially single mothers, can provide food and security to their families.
During war and conflict, the elderly have difficulty in exile and is the most vulnerable group of people. Many of them remember the brutality of war and the loss. Some of them witness the brutality with theirown eyes and being separated from their families. Most of them spent time in camps for too long, having no hope about future, and unaccompanied.
- Resettlement: Elderly people are part of 80,000 refugees that UNHCR helped resettled in third countries. Many of them reunited with their family members.
- Agricultural project with special attention is paid to the elderly to empower their capacity.
People with disabilities
UNHCR works with its partners to prevent and protect refugees with disabilities through several activities.
- Physical rehabilitation and environment improvement to be suitable for disabled people such as walkway and latrines.
- Self-reliance project which provides training to gain livelihoods skills such as agriculture or fixing equipments and create self-help group.
- Special classroom projects to help children with disability to gain physical strength and brain development.
- Orthosis and Prosthesis to regain their hope and rebuild their lives