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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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The agony of Aleppo follows Syrian refugees into exile

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

Walking and collecting, Yemeni keeps hopes alive in exile

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

Building a future through education in Chad

14 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

The challenge of life in their Afghan homeland for children born in exile

20 November 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR urges states to relocate former residents of Camp Ashraf

19 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Born in Exile: Uganda's newest refugee transit centre delivers its first baby

19 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Afghan returns pass 50,000 in first eight months, up on last year

30 August 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR calls for cooperation and solidarity amid efforts to find solutions for the residents of Camp "New Iraq"

26 July 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Afghan Conference: After years in exile, returnee reflects on starting over

30 April 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Camp New Iraq (formerly Camp Ashraf) residents and the determination of their refugee status claims

1 March 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

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