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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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Schools enrol more Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

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

Shaken by war, Syrian children start over at German school

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

Every Day a Bonus: An Iraqi refugee's mission to educate her children

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

The challenge of life in their Afghan homeland for children born in exile

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

Born in exile, Syrian children face threat of statelessness

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

Child Protection Issue Brief : Community-based child protection mechanisms

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

On the run, alone and young: Congolese children flee to Uganda

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

Congolese child starts life as an orphan and refugee

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

Syrian refugee children prepare to start school, Iraq opens border crossing

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

UNHCR describes alarming health and nutrition situation in South Sudan camps

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

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