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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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Slovenian centre provides warm welcome after escape ordeal

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

Europe's Refugee Emergency Response - Update #10, 6 – 12 November 2015

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

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres on Refugee Crisis in Europe

4 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UNHCR warns of growing asylum crisis in Greece and the Western Balkans amid arrivals of refugees from war

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

UNHCR urges Hungary not to amend asylum system in haste

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

Inter-Agency Operational Update-Syrian Refugees in Iraq, June 2015

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

Inter-Agency Operational Update-Syrian Refugees in Iraq, June 2015

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

Wars in Syria and Iraq drive highest asylum numbers in 22 years

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

UNHCR Mid-Year Trends 2014

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

Asylum claims from Syria, Iraq and other conflict zones rise in first half 2014

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

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