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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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Russia: Rights Activist Facing Charges

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

Southern Turkey: Shelter/NFI cluster - beneficiaries reached in May 2016 (Sub-district level)

27 June 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

After decades in Pakistan, more Afghan refugees set to return

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

Syria IDP Operations: 2016. Valid as of June 23/06/2016

23 June 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR condemns attack on Jordanian border guards, sends condolences

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

Iraq: Governorate Overview (as of 22 June 2016)

22 June 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Turkey - Mediterranean Sea and Western Border Operations : Cumulative Apprehension and Rescue Figures (1 January 2016 - 20 June 2016)

22 June 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR warns of Iraq funding crunch as thousands flee Falluja

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

66th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme, Geneva, 21-24 June 2016
. Agenda item 2: International Protection. Statement by Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner (Protection)

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

Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2015

20 June 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

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