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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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UNHCR report puts projected resettlement needs in 2017 at 1.19 million

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

Slovakia receives 37 Somalis from camps in Eritrea

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

UN Secretary General says more help needed for Syrian refugees

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

UNHCR: 1 in 10 Syrian refugees will need resettling

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

UNHCR expresses concern over EU-Turkey plan

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

Ethiopian refugee family from Yemen start over in Sweden

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

UNHCR welcomes first arrivals of Syrian refugees in Canada

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

Resettlement of Bhutanese refugees surpasses 100,000 mark

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

UNHCR warns that time is running out for Europe to resolve refugee emergency

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

UNHCR Somalia Update | Towards Durable Solutions to Displacement (March 2015)

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

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