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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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Refugees endure worsening conditions as Syria's conflict enters 5th year

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

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

Inter-Agency Regional Response for Syrian Refugees (22-28 August 2013)

28 August 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Remarks to the United Nations Security Council António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 27 February 2013

27 February 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Syria situation regional update

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

Syria Region: focus on enrolling refugee children in schools, Iraq border crossing opens at Al Qaem

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

Relief operations to help Syrian refugees continue amidst security challenges

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

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