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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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New Balkan border restrictions untenable

20 November 2015 | 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

UNHCR concerned at reports of sexual violence against refugee women and children

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

Refugees face long cold and wet night at crowded Balkan border crossings

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

Thousands continue to flee wars and cross borders in search for a new life in safety

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

Over 1,000 people wait for buses at Bapska border crossing between Croatia and Serbia

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

UNHCR outlines proposals to manage refugee and migration crisis in Europe ahead of EU Summit

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

Thousands of refugees fleeing war cross into Croatia triggering sad memories of own recent past

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

UNHCR outlines proposals to manage refugee and migration crisis in Europe ahead of EU Summit

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

Time running out to resolve refugee emergency in Europe

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

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