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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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Protecting refugees in Europe and beyond: Can the EU rise to the challenge?

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

Lebanese school empowers children with hearing impairment

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

Better Protecting Refugees in the EU and Globally: UNHCR's proposals to rebuild trust through better management, partnership and solidarity

December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Factsheet: Better Protecting Refugees in the EU and Globally

December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Besserer Schutz der Flüchtlinge in der EU und weltweit

December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

UNHCR warns against risky sea crossings as 100,000 reach Yemen this year

29 November 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 28 November 2016 08:00 a.m

28 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges: Children on the Move - Background Paper

28 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

UNHCR Expands Winter Assistance to Help 4.6 Million in Syria, Iraq and Region

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

Thousands of Nigerian refugees need help in remote north of Cameroon

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

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