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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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Europe Refugee Emergency - Site locations in Greece (As of 06 April 2016 08:00 a.m. EET)

6 April 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Chad fishing project gives Nigerian refugees a lifeline

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

Action urgently needed as Central America asylum claims soar

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

UNHCR urges immediate safeguards to be in place before any returns begin under EU-Turkey deal

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

Three hours too late

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

German-funded scholarships give young refugees hope and an education

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

South Sudan Situation: UNHCR Regional Update 87 (19 March- 4 April 2016)

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

Europe Refugee Emergency - Site locations in Greece (As of 02 April 2016 08:00 a.m. EET)

2 April 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR Observations on the proposed amendments to the Icelandic Act on Foreigners: Frumvarp til laga um breytingu á lögum um útlendinga, nr. 96 15. maí 2002, með síðari breytingum (kærunefnd, fjölgun nefndarmanna)

1 April 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR calls for safeguards to be in place before returns begin

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

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