Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 10:34 GMT

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
Filter:
Showing 1-10 of 21 results
Mediterranean death toll soars in first 5 months of 2016

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

Update on Lesvos and the Greek islands

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

Worsening weather brings more tragedy to eastern Aegean

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

Arrivals by sea in Greece nearing 400,000, implementation of relocation and increased reception capacity still urgently needed

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

Another weekend of tragedy marks the Mediterranean, with up to 40 refugees dead

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

Mediterranean: another weekend of Tragedy

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

UNHCR urges States to help avert Bay of Bengal boat crisis in coming weeks

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

Survivors tell harrowing tales of fight for air on "boat of death" off Libya

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

Yemen receives over 10,000 new arrivals by sea since start of conflict, many tricked that fighting is over

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

UNHCR report shows sharp increase in sea crossings in Bay of Bengal

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

Search Refworld