United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

"Annually, UNHCR channels 20% – 25% of its entire budget through more than 500 NGOs in some 1,000 contracts world wide. The cooperation agreements include assisting refugees and other persons of concern in the areas of health, nutrition, water supply, sanitation, community development, education, and site construction and maintenance...

"UNHCR maintains close working relations with numerous NGO coordinating bodies, including the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR), InterAction (American Council for Voluntary International Action), the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), and Voluntary Organizations in Cooperation in Emergencies (VOICE). The refugee agency participates regularly in a number of NGO forums, conferences and discussion groups that exert a considerable influence on the evolution of UNHCR policies, standards and guidelines. [1]

Executive Committee Officers

Accessed January 2009: [2]

Contact

Web: http://www.unhcr.org

Resources and articles

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References

  1. Donors, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, accessed January 27, 2009.
  2. Executive Committee Officers, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, accessed January 27, 2009.