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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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Lebanese school empowers children with hearing impairment

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

Iraqis with disabilities struggle for dignity in camp

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

Wounded Syrian refugee inspires others through outreach work

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

Helping a blind boy to focus on his dreams in Turkey

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

Registration helps Syrian boy with cerebral palsy access vital heath care in Iraq

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

Disability is not inability – refugee turns entrepreneur hours after fleeing

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

Thousands of Syrian refugees arrive in Iraq, many with special needs

22 October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Helping the most vulnerable in Dadaab

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

An Afghan refugee's wheels of fortune bring education within reach

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

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