The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was created in 1950 in order to help the millions of European refugees after World War II. UNHCR has continued to assist refugees around the world since its founding. At the start of the 21st century, the bulk of its work was seen in the refugee crises in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The UNHCR has expanded the scope of its work to now include stateless people and not just refugees. In some parts of the world, the work of the UNHCR is complimented by local NGOs.
Climate change and forced displacement
Supporting the economic inclusion of refugees