For the ninth article in our series, we met with FLAG21, a non-profit association that aims to facilitate the integration of people with asylum and migration backgrounds in Geneva through sports activities.
More than four decades of conflict have displaced millions of Afghans. Today, the situation has reached a new critical point.
Nearly 84% of the world's displaced live in areas heavily affected by global warming. There are already more than 84 million forcibly displaced people in the world, and the effects of climate change are likely to push that number up even more.
"Aiming Higher" is the name of the UN Refugee Agency's program to give refugees a chance to continue their education after high school. The ambitious program plans to increase refugees’ access to higher education from 3 to 15% by 2030.
UNHCR is present in 132 countries to support people forced to flee conflicts and persecution.
87% of all 17,234 employees of UNHCR are fieldworkers on the frontline to help those forced to flee conflicts and persecution. Beyond emergency relief, UNHCR makes sure to find sustainable solutions for refugees for a better future.
Switzerland for UNHCR, a foundation under Swiss law, is UNHCR's national partner in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. It was established in 2020 to promote closer ties with the Swiss population, and to mobilize critical funds essential to fulfill UNHCR’s mission.