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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

UNHCR warns against risky sea crossings as 100,000 reach Yemen this year

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

UNHCR Expands Winter Assistance to Help 4.6 Million in Syria, Iraq and Region

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

Thousands of Nigerian refugees need help in remote north of Cameroon

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

The agony of Aleppo follows Syrian refugees into exile

24 November 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

UNHCR welcomes Kenya statement, urges flexibility on timeframes for Somali refugees

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

South Sudan's revived conflict displaced thousands every day in October

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

Myanmar refugees pave the way home in pilot return

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

UNHCR condemns violence against civilians in CAR

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

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