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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 Position on Returns to Iraq

14 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Baking camp now home to some 25,000 mainly Kurdish refugees from Syria

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

UNHCR Position on Returns to Iraq

27 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Number of Syrian Kurds fleeing to Turkey nears 140,000; humanitarian needs mount

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

UNHCR steps up response as 130,000 Syrian refugees cross into Turkey

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

NGO Statement at the High Level Segment on Solidarity and Responsibility-Sharing with Countries Hosting Syrian Refugees Agenda Item 3

4 October 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

The end of history? Conflict, displacement and durable solutions in the post-cold war era

May 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report- Universal Periodic Review: Syria

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

Map of Iraq, Showing Ethnicity and Population (Millions, by Governorate)

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

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