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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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UNHCR preparing for huge displacement from Iraq's Mosul

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

UNHCR statement in response to statement by the Iraqi Government that Falluja families could start to return home from 1 August

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

Ukraine: Protection Strategy, June 2015

June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Echoes From Syria Issue 4 - September 2014

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

Afghanistan Protection cluster: Protection Overview Eastern and South-Eastern Regions 2010 / 2011

30 November 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Afghanistan Protection Cluster: Protection Overview (Northern and North-Eastern Region - 2010)

11 May 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Months into ceasefire, Yemeni displaced await stability to return home

7 October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Map of Mine Risk Education in the IDP camps under CCCM and UXO reported in the RetMon (Gulu, Amuru, Kitgum, Pader), As at November 2007

14 November 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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