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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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Over 15,500 asylum-seekers pre-registered on mainland Greece

1 July 2016 | 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 urges Ukraine to establish central registration system as internal displacement tops 117,000

5 August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR works through the night to register Syrians reaching Jordan

10 July 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR calls for temporary halt to Dublin transfers of asylum-seekers back to Bulgaria

3 January 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Registration helps Syrian boy with cerebral palsy access vital heath care in Iraq

16 October 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR slashes waiting time, clears backlog of Syrian registrations in Jordan

3 October 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR in Lebanon steps up registration of Syrian refugees

14 August 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR scales up registration of Syrian refugees in surrounding region, as arrivals grow

14 August 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Refugees in Iraq camp to enjoy more services, rights after registration

4 July 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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