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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

Syria conflict at five years

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

UNHCR's reaction to Statement of the EU Heads of State and Government of Turkey, 7 March

8 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Stabilizing the situation of refugees and migrants in Europe Proposals to the Meeting of EU Heads of State or Government and Turkey on 7 March 2016

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

UNHCR Concerned by build up along borders and additional hardships for refugees and asylum seekers

23 February 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

International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing the Syrian Arab Republic, Update IV

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

Europe: Syrian Asylum Applications From Apr 2011 to Sep 2015 (28 EU Member States plus Norway and Switzerland)

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

Losing hope and fearful for their families, skilled Syrians join refugee exodus

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

Loss of hope and deepening poverty driving Syrians to seek refuge in Europe

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

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