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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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Helping to Save Lives and Rebuild Communities

August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Schools enrol more Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

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

Syria - Emergency Shelter Sector Factsheet, 2016 July

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

Shaken by war, Syrian children start over at German school

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

Age, Gender and Diversity - UNHCR Accountability Report 2014

15 July 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

Born in exile, Syrian children face threat of statelessness

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

Syrian refugee children prepare to start school, Iraq opens border crossing

21 September 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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