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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is the singular agency responding to the world's refugee and displacement crisis with the mandate to negotiate with governments throughout the world. There are more than 43 million uprooted people Worldwide. UNHCR deals with 33.9 million people of concern to UNHCR: 14.7 million internally displaced people, 10.5 million refugees, 3.1 million returnees, 3.5 million Stateless people, more than 837,000 asylum seekers and more than 1.3 other persons of concern. UNHCR is a two-time winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

The United States Association for UNHCR (USA for UNHCR) helps and protects refugees and people displaced by violence, conflict and persecution. Supporting UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency – and its partners, we provide life-saving essentials including shelter, water, food, safety and protection. Around the world, we help refugees survive, recover and build a better future. Established in 1989 by concerned American citizens, USA for UNHCR is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.


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Government ID number: 521662800

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Phone: 202.296.1115

Fax: 202.296.1081

1775 K Street, NW, Suite 290, Washington, DC, 20006-1517, US

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