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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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Migrant and refugee boat tragedy and irregular departures from Egypt

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

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

A year on from Alan Kurdi's death, Mediterranean drowning rates soaring

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

UNHCR chief pledges more support for Turkey refugee response

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

Fears grow for Aleppo residents amid latest violence

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

Facebook group helps Syrian refugees navigate life in Lebanon

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

Schools enrol more Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

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

Slovenian centre provides warm welcome after escape ordeal

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

UNHCR concern over high death toll as 204,000 cross Mediterranean in first 5 months of 2016

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

Mediterranean death toll soars in first 5 months of 2016

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

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