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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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High Commissioner's opening statement at the 67th session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

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

Overview on UNHCR's operations Regional update - Europe

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

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter - Germany

April 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Shaken by war, Syrian children start over at German school

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

Refugees themselves, Iraqis volunteer to help others reach safety in Germany

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

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

Mediterranean: another weekend of Tragedy

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

Frustrated refugees and migrants at Serbia-Hungary border seek to escape poor reception conditions

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

At Serbian border, flow of refugees continued unabated into Hungary

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

UNHCR praises Austrian, German Leadership and Civil Society Response

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

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