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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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Iraqis with disabilities struggle for dignity in camp

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

Registered Iraqis in Jordan (15 September 2015)

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

Age, Gender and Diversity - UNHCR Accountability Report 2014

15 July 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

Syrian Refugees with Disabilities Living in Camps in Northern Iraq

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

Registration helps Syrian boy with cerebral palsy access vital heath care in Iraq

16 October 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Thousands of Syrian refugees arrive in Iraq, many with special needs

22 October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Syria: Fact Sheet, August 2010

August 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

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