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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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Lebanese school empowers children with hearing impairment

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

UNHCR Expands Winter Assistance to Help 4.6 Million in Syria, Iraq and Region

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

The agony of Aleppo follows Syrian refugees into exile

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

Iraqi Refugee Response in Hassakeh, Syria - Flash Update

21 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Syria Refugee Response - Lebanon Syrian Refugees Registered as of 31 July 2016

3 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Djibouti: Inter-agency update for the response to the Yemeni situation #48 (01 – 31 October 2016)

31 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

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

Greece: Europe Refugee Emergency - Daily map indicating capacity and occupancy (Governmental figures) As of 03 October 2016 08:00 a.m. EET

3 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Djibouti: Inter-agency update for the response to the Yemeni situation #47 (01 – 30 September 2016)

30 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Syria Refugee Response - Lebanon Syrian Refugees Registered as of 30 September 2016

30 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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