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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 in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

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

UNHCR flags winter relief operations for refugees

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

Jordan: Internal migration amongst visited households (as of 14 Jan 2015)

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

Inter-Agency Regional Update-Syrian Refugees, 9 December 2014

9 December 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Update on UNHCR's operations in the Middle East and North Africa

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

Syria tops world list for forcibly displaced after three years of conflict

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

UNHCR Mid-Year Trends 2013

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

Syria: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 17 September 2013)

17 September 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR warns that underfunding threatens international response to Syria crisis

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

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