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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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Update: Civilians continue to flee Falluja

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

Famed Cambodian refugee camp reopens as educational centre

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

Mediterranean death toll soars in first 5 months of 2016

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

Thousands of civilians flee raging battle for Falluja

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

UNHCR concerned about fighting in northern Syria affecting thousands of vulnerable civilians

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

Iraqis flee Mosul clashes for relative safety of Syria

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

UNHCR flags concerns over refugee sites in northern Greece

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

UNHCR delivers aid to Iraqis fleeing Falluja

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

Security and humanitarian situations worsen in Diffa, Niger, as Boko Haram continues attacks in the region

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

Convoy with UNHCR aid reaches besieged Syrian farm town

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

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