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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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The dilemma that faces some female Colombian refugees

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

Syria Refugee Response Lebanon: Bekaa Governorate - Reaching the Most Vulnerable Localities in Lebanon, Health centers PHC, SHC and MMU

14 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Syria Refugee Response Lebanon: Beirut and Mount Lebanon Governorates, Reaching the Most Vulnerable Localities in Lebanon, Health centers PHC, SHC and MMU

14 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Syria Refugee Response Lebanon: South and El Nabatieh Governorates, Reaching the Most Vulnerable Localities in Lebanon, Health centres PHC, SHC and MMU

14 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Syria Refugee Response Lebanon: North Governorate, Tripoli, Batroun, Bcharreh, El Koura, El Minieh-Dennieh, Zgharta Districts (T+5), Reaching the Most Vulnerable Localities in Lebanon, Health centers PHC, SHC and MMU

14 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR dismayed at rising deaths from boat accidents in Mediterranean

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

UNHCR Central Mediterranean Sea Initiative (CMSI): EU solidarity for rescue-at-sea and protection of refugees and migrants

13 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

CAR: UNHCR condemns attack on humanitarian convoy, two dead

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

Malnutrition a serious threat as food shortages impact Maban refugee camps

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

Refugees pour into Ethiopia after government forces capture Nasir in South Sudan

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

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