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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 is shocked and greatly saddened by a deadly attack on a Malian 'refugee hosting area' in the west of Niger yesterday, the 6th of October

7 October 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

UNHCR condemns attack on camp for internally displaced in Central African Republic town of Batangafo

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

UNHCR statement on today's attack on vicinity of Baghdad International Airport, including Camp Liberty, in Iraq

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

Aerial attacks stoke fears among refugees in Yida, South Sudan

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

UNHCR shocked by another attack affecting Camp Hurriya in Iraq, renews calls for safety and immediate relocation of residents

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

UNHCR urges states to relocate former residents of Camp Ashraf

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

UNHCR Chief Guterres strongly condemns second deadly attack on Camp Liberty in Iraq

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

UNHCR condemns bomb attack in Pakistan's Jalozai camp hosting internally displaced people

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

Twin blasts in Dadaab raise concerns of worsening security

21 December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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