82.4
million people displaced in the world in 2020
40%
of uprooted people in the world are children
85%
are hosted in developing countries
135
countries with a UNHCR presence
The UNHCR office for Switzerland and Liechtenstein 

The UNHCR Office for Switzerland and Liechtenstein (OSL), located in Bern, is the national representation of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. It supports Switzerland and Liechtenstein in complying with any requirement under international law, in particular the 1951 Refugee Convention, pertaining to refugees and other people groups covered by UNHCR’s mandate. 

To fulfil its mission, OSL works with the authorities of both Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein, as well as with non-governmental organizations, the civil society, refugees, stateless persons, and other stakeholders. 

The Head of the UNHCR Office is Ms. Anja Klug. She has been appointed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to represent UNHCR in all matters within its mandate. 

Are you a refugee in need of help? 

For information on asylum rights issues in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, or if you need urgent protection advice, please visit help.unhcr.org/switzerland/

The Switzerland for UNHCR Foundation Board
The Switzerland for UNHCR team
Olivier Anselmo
Chief Operating and Financial Officer
Rafa Carrascosa
Head of Strategic Partnerships
Alvaro Cosi
Communications Manager and Innovation Lead
Tareq Dababneh
Data Services Manager
Fanny Dardeau
Head of Individual Giving
Corina Imbach
Admin Assistant
Matthias Junge
Junior Associate
Laura Schmed
Donor Care and Systems Officer
Philipp Siedentopf
Strategic Partnerships Manager
Stéphanie Simpson
Strategic Partnerships Manager