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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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Lebanese school empowers children with hearing impairment

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

UNHCR Expands Winter Assistance to Help 4.6 Million in Syria, Iraq and Region

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

Burning trash to keep warm in Syria town cut off by war

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

The agony of Aleppo follows Syrian refugees into exile

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

UNHCR concern over illegal return of 10 Syrian Nationals from Greece

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

Mosul: Low-level displacement in northern Iraq and Syria, UNHCR focus on continued preparations

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

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

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

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