The United Nations' refugee agency, UNHCR, is 60 years old this year. It is a cornerstone of international humanitarian assistance, but is it fulfilling its mandate to safeguard the rights and wellbeing of refugees?
From Afghanistan to Sudan to the shores of Europe, UNHCR has taken responsibility for victims of war and conflict.
Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres has been High Commissioner for Refugees for the last five years. Stephen Sackur asked him why so many people around the world are still living in semi-permanent and squalid confinement.
You can watch the full interview on Wednesday 13 October 2010 on BBC World News at 0330, 0830, 1530, and 2030 GMT.