United Nations High Comissioner for Refugees


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Committee Description

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Execuive Committee (UNHCR ExCom) strives to ensure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to eventually return home, integrate or resettle. During times of displacement, UNHCR provides critical emergency assistance in the form of clean water, sanitation and healthcare, as well as shelter blankets, household goods and sometimes food. We also arrange transport and assistance packages for people who return home and income generating projects for those who resettle.
Maritime Search and Rescue
Maritime Search and Rescue have been among the most discussed topic in the media throughout the last years. It has also left the United Nations (UN) not untouched. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is the organ in the UN to protect the human rights of refugees since it has been established in 1950. In June and July of 2019 alone, more than 850 people have already died in the mediterranean sea. This mean 1 out of 31 attemps to escape end fatally. Smuggler create a spark of hope for the ones who wish for a better life in Europe. Smugglers overload their boats with people and count on a rescue on sea. With uprising protests to let those who are rescued to dock at the coast, the boats are left for days stranding at the shore. Filipo Grandi, the high commissioner, calls for safe and legal routes for refugees and migrants. How to create those routes and how to fight human tracfficking on the mediterranean sea will be the topic of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at KaMUN 2019.

Country Matrix

Afghanistan Afghanistan
Bangladesh Bangladesh
Brazil Brasil
Canada Canada
China China
Colombia Colombia
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Democr. Rep. of the Congo
Eritrea Eritrea

France France
Germany Germany
Greece Greece
Italy Italy
Jordan Jordan
Lebanon Lebanon
Libya Libya
Malta Malta

Mexico Mexico
Myanmar Myanmar
Norway Norway
Portugal Portugal
Russian Federation Russia
Somalia Somalia
South Sudan South Sudan
Spain Spain

Sweden Sweden
Switzerland Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic Syria
Turkey Turkey
United Kingdom United Kingdom
United States United States of America
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Maria Krasnova


Dear future delegates,
I am honoured to be your chair for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at KaMUN - The Black Forest Summit 2019. I am a third year student of psychology at the University of Konstanz. After starting MUN several years ago in high school, I still love the heated debates and fruitful discussions. I am currently the president of the United Nations Association Konstanz e.V.. So MUN became a greater part of my life lately. The topics of the UNHCR are of great importance to us all. I hope to discuss the issue of Sea Rescue of Refugees in Karlsruhe this November. KaMUN - The Black Forest Summit is a great conference and a matter close to my heart as I had my chairing debut there last year. I am happy to return to Karlsruhe. Looking forward to meeting you!

Rami Ben Ammar


Honourable Delegates,
I started my MUN path in 2015 at our home conference, KaMUN and I got hooked right away. I have taken part in approximately ten conferences ever since and I am thrilled to be one of the UNHCR chairs at the TENTH installment of KaMUN, which is a legacy and a landmark, that I am beyond honored to have had the opportunity to help shape and still get to be able to partake in. MUN has been a completely remunerating experience for me. It offered such an extraordinary exhibit of choices to look over and to enjoy, it gives people plenty of chances, like increasing direct involvement in strategic matters, or finding out about global organizations, and stepping into the shoes of real-time live policy making and critical thinking. It's beyond my certitude that the KaMUN Team intends to offer a noteworthy experience for every participant, and such is my objective as an individual from the chairing team. This year I trust I can proceed, alongside with Maria, with the considerable work to energize new opportunities at KaMUN. I am eager to explore new thoughts and activities that can be acknowledged and I am anticipating, ensuring the offering of extraordinary experiences for all the delegates. See you all in Karlsruhe very soon!