UNHCR stands for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The group was established on December 14, 1950 to help solve refugee problems, and to coordinate internal action to protect them. They strive to place refugees in a safe location. UNHCR also works in the countries needing refuge and work to fly refugees to a new location. In the beginning of 2011 the number of refugees of concern to UNHCR stood at 10.5 million which was down just slightly from the following year. Not only refugees are helped by UNHCR, the following are also included: Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s), Asylum-seekers, children, older people, people with disabilities, Returnees, and Stateless people. They work in Africa, The Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Middle East and North Africa. UNHCR is a great organization that helps refugees from all around the world. Below is an article about a refugee from Sierra Leone and how music affected his journey.
UNHCR Refugee Music article: http://www.unhcr.org/486ba99d2.html