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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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Syria IDP Operations: 2016. Valid as of October 25/10/2016

25 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Families fleeing Mosul assault find safety in Iraq, Syria

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

Update on Return of Afghan Refugees from Pakistan, Update No. 5: 17 October - 24 October 2016

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

UNHCR concern over illegal return of 10 Syrian Nationals from Greece

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

Mosul: Low-level displacement in northern Iraq and Syria, UNHCR focus on continued preparations

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

UNHCR makes new aid delivery push in Yemen, welcomes 72-hour ceasefire

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

Syria IDP Operations: 2016. Valid as of October 17/10/2016

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

Mauritania - UNHCR Operational Update, As of 15 October 2016

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

South Sudan: Refugee population by State | 30 September 2016

15 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

South Sudan: Refugees residing in and originating from South Sudan | 30 September 2016

15 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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