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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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Bulgaria: UNHCR concerned about calls for expulsions following tensions at overcrowded and substandard reception centre for asylum-seekers

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

Fearing rough seas, refugees chance Bulgaria land route

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

Bulgaria: UNHCR says asylum conditions improved, warns against transfer of vulnerable people

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

Refugee Situation Bulgaria: External Update

21 February 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

Refugee Situation Bulgaria - External Update

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

UNHCR launches emergency operation to improve conditions for refugees and asylum seekers in Bulgaria

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

Denied entry and pushed back: Syrian refugees trying to reach the EU

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

UNHCR concerned at reports that asylum seekers, including Syrians, denied entry to some EU countries

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

Bulgaria's asylum centres bursting at the seams as Syrian refugees enter Europe

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

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