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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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UNHCR appeals to Kenya over decision to end refugee hosting

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

UNHCR urges dialogue to end herder, farmer clashes in Nigeria

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

Syria camp airstrikes show shocking disregard for civilians

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

Workshop teaches Tuareg artisans new skills in exile

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

Horrified shipwreck survivors watched as hundreds drowned

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

Displaced villagers return home in Myanmar's Rakhine state

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

Slovakia receives 37 Somalis from camps in Eritrea

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

Despite booby traps, Iraqis risk all on return to Ramadi

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

Greek couple offers a welcome haven to Syrian family

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

Sahrawi women to get behind the wheel at new driving school

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

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