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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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Risking all to escape Central America's killer street gangs

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

UNHCR and partners revise funding needs for Greece & Balkans

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

Action urgently needed as Central America asylum claims soar

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

Sea crossings to Yemen exceed 62,000 so far in 2013

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

UNHCR welcomes Jakarta Declaration to address irregular movements in Asia-Pacific

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

UN High Commissioner for Refugees says Regional effort needed to reduce Indian Ocean death toll

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

Perils of journey to Yemen no deterrent for thousands fleeing conflict and poverty in Africa

23 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR urging Egypt to intervene to secure release of Eritreans held hostage

7 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

A Somali mother's tale of betrayal, revenge and resettlement

15 October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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