UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, other forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.
We work in over 130 countries, protecting millions of people and delivering life-saving assistance. We help safeguard fundamental human rights and develop solutions that ensure that people have a safe place to call home where they can build a better future.
UNHCR has been operating in the Philippines for over 30 years. For many years, its presence was limited to Manila with a focus on asylum seekers, refugees, broader asylum migration issues and statelessness.
In May 2010, with renewed dialogue between the government & armed groups, UNHCR established its presence in Mindanao to address issues on internal displacement.