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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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Lebanon: Public Health Sector, Activities Map (January to April 2015)

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

UNHCR's helping hand for pregnant refugees and others in need of care

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

As conflict affects Syria's health sector, many sick and injured seek treatment outside

21 February 2013 | 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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