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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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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

Europe's Refugee Emergency Response - Update #5, 2 – 8 October 2015

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

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

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

Syria Refugee Response - Lebanon Syrian Refugees Registered as of 30 June 2015

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

Iraq: UNHCR Registration Trends for Syrian Persons of Concern (as of 15 June 2015)

15 June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Syria Refugee Response: Lebanon - Syrian Refugees Registered (as of 31 May 2015)

31 May 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR Syria In Focus - Issue 05 of 2015

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

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