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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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For many along Ukraine's division line, cold is also an enemy

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

More support needed as Mosul displacement grows

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

Families fleeing Mosul assault find safety in Iraq, Syria

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

Mosul: Low-level displacement in northern Iraq and Syria, UNHCR focus on continued preparations

21 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

After a year of restrictions, people in eastern Ukraine face alarming hardships crossing contact line

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

100,000 fearful civilians trapped in South Sudan town

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

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

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