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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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Over 300,000 refugees and migrants cross Med so far in 2016

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

Opening of the High-level meeting to address large movements of refugees and migrants. Remarks by Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. New York, 19 September 2016

19 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Yemen: Collective Centers and Settlements hosting IDPs (as of 31 August 2016)

18 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Iraq: CCCM Settlement Status Map (18 Sep 2016)

18 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Yemen: Shelter/CCCM/NFI Cluster 3Ws (Who Does What Where) for August 2016

18 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Uganda - Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Country (as 31 August 2016)

17 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Refugees fleeing South Sudan pass one million mark

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

Mauritania - UNHCR Operational Update, As of 16 September 2016

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

Iraq Flash Update (as of 16 September 2016)

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

Displaced three times, but retired Ukraine teacher stays upbeat

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

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