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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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Mosul offensive triggers growing displacement in Iraq

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

UNHCR preparing for huge displacement from Iraq's Mosul

23 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

Iraqis flee Mosul clashes for relative safety of Syria

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

Convoy with UNHCR aid reaches besieged Syrian farm town

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

UNHCR concerned at restrictions on displaced Iraqis in camps

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

Yemen conflict leaves 2.4 million forcibly displaced

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

UNHCR delivers emergency aid to 1,000 families in the centre of Taizz city

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

Growing insecurity triggers new South Sudan displacement

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

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