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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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Over 300,000 refugees and migrants cross Med so far in 2016

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

Gay and transgender refugees seek safety in the Middle East

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

For refugees in Iran, health plan brings care and comfort

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

UNHCR warns of new humanitarian problems building at crossings from Greece into the Balkans

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

Sparks, skills and new hope for Afghan refugee women in Iran

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

Revolving fund paves way towards self-reliance for Afghan refugees

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

UNHCR helps bring water to Afghan refugees and Iranian villages

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

Education opens doors for Afghan refugees in Iran

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

UNHCR shocked by another attack affecting Camp Hurriya in Iraq, renews calls for safety and immediate relocation of residents

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

UNHCR urges states to relocate former residents of Camp Ashraf

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

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