“He left an indelible print on UNHCR’s history – leading the agency through some of the most challenging moments.
Sadruddin’s name became synonymous with UNHCR.”
– Ruud Lubbers, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Uploaded on Nov 6, 2015
UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, UNHCR have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more.
The UN refugee agency has had 10 High Commissioners since it was established in 1950.
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan of Iran was the 4th High Commissioner. Prince Sadruddin spent 12 years at the UNHCR helm, longer than anyone else.
The current High Commissioner is António Guterres, the former Prime Minister of Portugal.
By virtue of its work and the leadership of the High Commissioners, UNHCR has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize twice.
Read more at UNHCR
A World In Crisis
“The number of people globally displaced by conflict every single day has nearly quadrupled in that time – from almost 11,000 in 2010 to 42,500 last year.”
– António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
The global refugee crisis is so great that the UN refugee agency and other agencies are struggling to respond to and meet all the humanitarian needs they face.
There were now more than 60 million refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced persons in the world.
Fifteen new conflicts have broken out or flared up again in the last five years without any of the old ones getting resolved.
Published on Oct 7, 2015
Read more about the situation: http://www.unhcr.org/561286…