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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

Bulgaria: UNHCR concerned about calls for expulsions following tensions at overcrowded and substandard reception centre for asylum-seekers

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

UNHCR warns against risky sea crossings as 100,000 reach Yemen this year

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

For many along Ukraine's division line, cold is also an enemy

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

UNHCR Opens New Camps for Displaced Iraqis Fleeing Mosul

25 November 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

Thousands of Nigerian refugees need help in remote north of Cameroon

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

UNHCR chief appeals for easing of restrictions on movement across contact line in Eastern Ukraine

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

Burning trash to keep warm in Syria town cut off by war

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

UNHCR opens new camps for Mosul displaced as winter bites

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

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