UNHCR in Austria
A branch office of UNHCR was opened in Vienna already in 1951, the founding year of UNHCR. This makes UNHCR the longest serving UN organization in Austria.
Still occupied by the Allied Forces at that time, Austria was confronted with a massive refugee problem. UNHCR therefore rendered organizational and financial assistance.
On the following pages you find basic information about Austria as asylum country with tradition, UNHCR and its work in Austria, the Austrian asylum legislation as well as internship opportunities with the UNHCR office in Austria. Since our Austrian website is aimed at German speakers, we can just offer a small part in English and would invite all English speakers to visit our international website at www.unhcr.org.