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UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. In more than five decades, the agency has helped an estimated 50 million people restart their lives. Today, a staff of around 7,092 people in 124 countries continues to help 35.8 million persons.  Website: www.unhcr.org
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Lebanese school empowers children with hearing impairment

2 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Guidelines on International Protection No. 12: Claims for refugee status related to situations of armed conflict and violence under Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention and/or 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees and the regional refugee definitions

2 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Syria IDP Operations: 2016. Valid as of November 30/11/2016

30 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Bulgaria: UNHCR concerned about calls for expulsions following tensions at overcrowded and substandard reception centre for asylum-seekers

29 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR warns against risky sea crossings as 100,000 reach Yemen this year

29 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Iraq Flash Update (as of 29 November 2016)

29 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

For many along Ukraine's division line, cold is also an enemy

28 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Greece: Europe Refugee Emergency - Daily map indicating capacity and occupancy (Governmental figures) As of 28 November 2016 08:00 a.m

28 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Syrian Arab Republic (Northern Governorates): Displacements snapshot from 31 Oct 2016 to 15 Nov 2016

28 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR Mosul Emergency Response

28 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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