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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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A year on from Alan Kurdi's death, Mediterranean drowning rates soaring

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

5 years into South Kordofan conflict, refugees are still fleeing

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

UNHCR concerned about the conditions of refugees and migrants in Calais and Dunkerque, in particular children

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

UNHCR concerned at reports of sexual violence against refugee women and children

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

200,000 Syrian refugee children to get free schooling in Lebanon

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

Mediterranean: another weekend of Tragedy

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

Deported children face deadly new dangers on return to Honduras

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

The challenge of life in their Afghan homeland for children born in exile

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

UNHCR issues fresh appeal for CAR refugees in Cameroon

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

A million children are now refugees from Syria crisis

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

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