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Unit 1: An Introduction to Law

CHAPTER 3: BARRIERS TO ACHIEVING EQUALITY

E-ACTIVITY: UN CONVENTION RELATING TO THE STATUS OF REFUGEES (p. 88)

Activity: Complete a UNHCR Fact Sheet

The United Nations Report 2002 has estimated that the UN High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) helps over 22 million people worldwide.

  1. Visit the UNHCR Web site. Click here to download and complete the UNHCR Fact Sheet.

 

FACT SHEET: UNHCR
Focus Questions
Answers
  1. When was the UNHCR established?
 
  1. How does the agency help refugees?
 
  1. How many refugees have been helped by the UNHCR since 1950?
 
  1. In how many countries does the UNHCR have offices and what is the annual operating budget?
 
  1. How many refugees are currently being helped by the UNHCR?
 
  1. When did the UNHCR receive Nobel Peace Prizes for its work?
 
  1. Who is considered a “refugee” under the UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees?
 
  1. What other UN agencies serve as partners with the UNHCR?
 
  1. What is the difference between a “refugee” and an “internally displaced person”?
 
  1. How many internally displaced people does the UNHCR help?
 


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  1. Identify the places in the world where the UNHCR provides assistance and protection to refugees and internally displaced people. How many refugees and displaced people are being helped by the UNHCR in each location? Make a chart like the one below.
WHERE THE UNHCR HELPS WORLDWIDE
Geographic Area
People Helped

The Balkans

 

Colombia

 

West Africa

 

Central Africa

 

Palestine

 

North Caucasus

 

Afghanistan

 

Sri Lanka

 

Timor

 

Horn of Africa