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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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Ukraine internal displacement nears 1 million as fighting escalates in Donetsk region

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

UNHCR Legal Position: Despite court ruling on Sri Lankans detained at sea, Australia bound by international obligations

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

Operational Guidelines for Cash-Based Interventions in Displacement Settings

4 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Operational Guidelines

More tragedy for widowed Syrian as triplet son dies

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

Syrians face desperation and danger trying to reach Greece

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

Iraq - CCCM Camp Status Map (As of 2 February 2015)

2 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR Statistical Yearbook 2013, 13th edition

2 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

Protecting the best interests of the child in Dublin Procedures - UNHCR's comments on the European Commission's Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 as regards determining the Member State responsible for examining the application for international protection of unaccompanied minors with no family member, sibling or relative legally present in a Member State

February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Volrep and Border Monitoring Monthly Update

31 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Conflict-induced Internal Displacement - Monthly Update

31 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

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