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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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Workshop teaches Tuareg artisans new skills in exile

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

Displaced by war, Syrian tailor starts over in a rented van

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

Access to jobs improving for Syrian refugees in Jordan

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

Guitars from Malawi camp hit right note with musicians around the world

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

Chad fishing project gives Nigerian refugees a lifeline

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

For displaced Syrian hairdresser, a chance to start over

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

Iraqi grandmother defies tradition to set up shop

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

Catering start-up empowers Afghan refugee women in Delhi

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

Sparks, skills and new hope for Afghan refugee women in Iran

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

Malian refugees in Burkina Faso restore their lives building on their traditional skills

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

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