UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. UNHCR strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.

Contact Information: 

UNHCR Ireland
102 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland

Telephone numbers:
For general enquiries, contact the Reception at: 01-6314510.
For matters related to asylum applications, resettlement and family reunion, contact the Protection Unit at: 01-6314613.
For media enquiries or other public information on UNHCR's work or upcoming events, contact the External Relations Unit at: 01-6314614.


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