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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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Over 300,000 refugees and migrants cross Med so far in 2016

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

New start for victims of war in city of peace

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

UNHCR on EU-Turkey deal: Asylum safeguards must prevail in implementation

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

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

Fearing rough seas, refugees chance Bulgaria land route

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

UNHCR warns that time is running out for Europe to resolve refugee emergency

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

UNHCR's proposals in light of the EU response to the refugee crisis and the EU package of 9 September 2015

10 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres on Refugee Crisis in Europe

4 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

External update on influx of Syrian refugees - UNHCR Representation in Turkey, 23 September 2014

23 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UNHCR urges Europe to do more to help Syrian refugees

11 July 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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