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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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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

Main migration routes to and from Libya (to Italy and Greece) May 2016

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

UNHCR Position on Returns to Libya - Update I

October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe - Overview of arrival trends as of 28 September 2015

30 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Survivors tell harrowing tales of fight for air on "boat of death" off Libya

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

Almost 400 refugees saved after crammed fishing boat sank off Libya

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

15 conflicts have erupted or reignited in the past 5 years, displacing tens of millions (18 Jun 2015)

18 June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Burns victims receive treatment in Sicilian hospital

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

Fresh fighting in the New Year triggers displacement in Libya

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

UNHCR Position on Returns to Libya

12 November 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

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