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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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Muted cheers mark South Sudan's fifth birthday, with millions displaced

8 July 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 8 July 2016 08:00 a.m. EET

8 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

San Jose Action Statement

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

Mali refugees cautious about return, despite peace deal

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

Schools enrol more Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

7 July 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 7 July 2016 08:00 a.m. EET

7 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Risking all to escape Central America's killer street gangs

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

UNHCR chief highlights Ecuador's commitment to solutions for refugees

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

Inter-Agency Regional Update on the CAR Situation (as of 5 July 2016)

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

Greece: Europe Refugee Emergency - Daily map indicating capacity and occupancy (Governmental figures) As of 4 July 2016 08:00 a.m. EET

4 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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