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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 concern over high death toll as 204,000 cross Mediterranean in first 5 months of 2016

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

Mediterranean death toll soars in first 5 months of 2016

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

Stabilizing the situation of refugees and migrants in Europe Proposals to the Meeting of EU Heads of State or Government and Turkey on 7 March 2016

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

New hope for a childhood regained on Kos

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

"Greece as a Country of Asylum" - UNHCR's Recommendations

6 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Current Issues of Refugee Protection in Greece

July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Unaccompanied Minors Seeking Asylum in Greece

April 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

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