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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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Action urgently needed as Central America asylum claims soar

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

Resettlement of Bhutanese refugees surpasses 100,000 mark

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

Wars in Syria and Iraq drive highest asylum numbers in 22 years

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

US wraps up group resettlement for Myanmar refugees in Thailand

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

Together At Last: Abdi's nine-year journey to find his family

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

More people are risking lives in the Caribbean to reach safety

13 July 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR welcomes adoption of Joint EU Resettlement Programme

30 March 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Karens in Kentucky find new life challenging

3 February 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Hope wins out as Somali refugee heads to Salt Lake City for a new life

9 September 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Resettlement programme for refugees from Bhutan passes 50,000 mark

17 August 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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