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Head of the Agency
Name: Ms. Maki Shinohara
Job title: Representative  
Global Website: www.unhcr.org
Agency’s Local website: www.unhcr.kg


The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees leads and coordinates humanitarian action to protect refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and stateless people in Kyrgyzstan.  UNHCR has worked with the Government in establishing fair and efficient asylum systems, preventing and reducing statelessness, providing emergency shelter and protection for IDPs following the 2010 civil unrest in the South and plays an active role in the peacebuilding process.

“Refugees are among the most vulnerable and yet the most resilient people on earth.  I want the world to understand and see that they are not just numbers.  Refugees are survivors. They are mothers, daughters, fathers and sons.  They are all extraordinary people who have a remarkable story that tells of strength in the face of great loss."

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie

UN House, 160 Chui Avenue,
720040 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Tel: +996 312 61 12 64

Downloads: (PDF) 1951 Refugee Convention; UNHCR Statute


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