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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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Fears grow for Aleppo residents amid latest violence

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

Update: Civilians continue to flee Falluja

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

Thousands of civilians flee raging battle for Falluja

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

UNHCR concerned about fighting in northern Syria affecting thousands of vulnerable civilians

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

UNHCR aid reaches Syrian town cut off for three years

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

UNHCR delivers humanitarian assistance following August fighting in eastern Ukraine

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

Ukraine - aid delivered to area not controlled by govt for first time in weeks

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

Ban condemns escalated fighting in South Sudan, deplores deaths of civilians in UN camp

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

Iraq's displacement crisis deepens as civilians flee latest ISIS offensive

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

UNHCR calls for unhindered humanitarian access to assist displaced persons in CAR

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

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