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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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For many along Ukraine's division line, cold is also an enemy

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

UNHCR chief appeals for easing of restrictions on movement across contact line in Eastern Ukraine

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

Luhansk residents struggle to resume normal life after Ukraine conflict

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

After a year of restrictions, people in eastern Ukraine face alarming hardships crossing contact line

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

Displaced three times, but retired Ukraine teacher stays upbeat

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

Survival a struggle in Eastern Ukraine as winter looms

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

UNHCR delivers vital winter aid in eastern Ukraine

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

UNHCR delivers humanitarian assistance following August fighting in eastern Ukraine

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

Ukraine - aid delivered to area not controlled by govt for first time in weeks

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

UNHCR delivers aid amid worsening conditions in eastern Ukraine

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

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