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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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Survivors tell of fights over lifejackets as boat flipped off Egypt

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

Migrant and refugee boat tragedy and irregular departures from Egypt

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

Horrified shipwreck survivors watched as hundreds drowned

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

Massive loss of life reported in latest Mediterranean tragedy

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

UNHCR flags winter relief operations for refugees

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

Greater support in countries of first asylum needed to stem refugee outflows

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

Refugees endure worsening conditions as Syria's conflict enters 5th year

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

Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilation & Asylum in the European Union - A Statistical Update (March 2014)

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

UNHCR new call for resettlement or other forms of admission for 100,000 Syrians

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

UNHCR urges countries to enable safe passage, keep borders open for Syrian refugees

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

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