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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

In 1981, the UNHCR received another award for their longtime worldwide aid to
refugees, along with the praise for performing amidst the political obstacles
the organization faced. The UNCHR grew from only 34 staff members when it was
first founded, and they now have a staff of 6,650 national and international
members, including 740 members in their headquarters in Geneva. The agency
works in 118 countries, with offices in 108 main locations and 151 sub-offices
and field offices.

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day

The World Refugee day is June 20 and is celebrated annually to raise awareness of the large number of refugees.

The Troubling Causes for Displaced Persons

The Troubling Causes for Displaced Persons

Displaced persona did not come to international attention only after World War II. Rather, World War II led to a crisis. Displaced persons could not be left to rebuild such destruction after World War II, so the newly created United Nations maintained a specific interest in providing for these individuals.
Another primary cause of the growing situations surrounding the difficulties of a displaced person came from decolonization ranging from Asia to Africa. The withdrawal of world powers left weak political institutions that would result in further unrest between large segments of entire populations. 
Historically, the idea of a displaced person resonated but never enticed global consideration. Migration was a major part of life and not seen as extraordinary. As nation-states began forming from large expanses of previously colonized land, there was simply nowhere for a displaced person to reestablish. This made it abundantly clear that the international community would have to issue collaborative instruments to deal with current and future crises caused by displaced persons.