Africa's high expectations for ...
working in 126 countries, providing protection and assistance to over 60 million refugees, returnees, internally displaced persons and stateless persons.
In his leadership position, he oversaw the most profound structural reform process in UNHCR's history, increasing the organization's capacity to respond to some of the largest displacement crises since the end of World War II. The agency's volume of activities tripled, following the introduction of a need-based budgeting approach.
It was also a time when Africa experienced its own displacement crises, in Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia and South Sudan, among other countries.
Under Mr. Guterres's leadership, UNHCR and its partners assisted thousands of refugees and asylum seekers