Article published : Thursday, July 11th, 2019 (9:42 am)
A #ThrowbackThursday to the beginning our organisation. ⁣.. A #ThrowbackThursday to the beginning our organisation. ⁣ ⁣ Pictured here is the first ever Refugees Chief, Dr. G. J. van Heuven Goedhart, posing with his staff at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1955. ⁣ ⁣ By the time of his sudden death in 1956, we were well placed to begin over 65 years of work protecting refugees across the world. ⁣ ⁣ We now have over 16,000 colleagues across the world and 87% of them are based in the field. If you want to learn more about our staff, click the link in our bio!⁣ ⁣ Photo: UNHCR ⁣ ⁣ #refugees #throwback #humanitarian #peace ⁣ #aidworkers