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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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Europe Refugee Emergency: Roll-out of the Children and Family Protection Support Hubs (26 February 2016)

26 February 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Europe's Refugee Emergency Response - Update #9, 30 October – 5 November 2015

5 November 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Fearing rough seas, refugees chance Bulgaria land route

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

Europe's Refugee Emergency Response - Update #7, 16 - 22 October 2015

22 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Sea Arrivals to Greece and Onward Movements as of 9 October 2015

9 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Europe: Syrian Asylum Applications From Apr 2011 to Sep 2015 (28 EU Member States plus Norway and Switzerland)

30 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Greece: Sea Arrivals and Onward Movements as of 17 September 2015

18 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Greece: Sea Arrivals and Onward Movements as of 14 September 2015

14 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Europe: Syrian Asylum Applications From Apr 2011 to August 2015

31 August 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report – Universal Periodic Review: Republic of Bulgaria

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

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