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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 urges immediate safeguards to be in place before any returns begin under EU-Turkey deal

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

UNHCR on EU-Turkey deal: Asylum safeguards must prevail in implementation

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

Syria conflict at 5 years: the biggest refugee and displacement crisis of our time demands a huge surge in solidarity

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

Europe: UNHCR concerned over increasing restrictive measures, urges effective comprehensive European response

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

Brazil and UNHCR strengthen partnership to help refugees fleeing the Syria conflict

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

UN High Commissioner calls for renewed international focus on Afghanistan

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

Ministerial meeting reaffirms commitment to solving Somalia crisis

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

UNHCR urges Europe to do more to help Syrian refugees

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

Yemen meet agrees on regional cooperation to tackle asylum and irregular migration

13 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR troubled by new Australia-PNG asylum agreement

26 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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