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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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Hundreds suffer at Hungary-Serbia border

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

Hungary: UNHCR concerned about new restrictive law, increased reports of violence, and a deterioration of the situation at border with Serbia

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

UNHCR concerned Hungary pushing asylum seekers back to Serbia

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

Fearing rejection in Hungary's cold comfort transit zones

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

UNHCR alarmed at refugee death on Hungary-Serbia border

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

Home at last for young refugees in Hungarian orphanage

22 February 2016 | 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

UNHCR urges Europe to change course on refugee crisis

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

Frustrated refugees and migrants at Serbia-Hungary border seek to escape poor reception conditions

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

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