The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. Today, over 68 years later, the organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.
IGRAC and UNHCR
Since January 2020, IGRAC and UNHCR have intensified cooperation, focusing at the pilot area in the Western Africa. Next to remote-sensing based hydro-geomorphological analysis, various proxy parameters are tested for their possible role in assessment of groundwater potential at the local scale. Once the pilot is developed, it will be disseminated and promoted in order to be replicated elsewhere. IGRAC, as a global groundwater centre, could assist in this process, regardless of a location in the world. Read more about this on the Groundwater for Refugees project page.