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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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International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing the Syrian Arab Republic, Update III

27 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR Position on Returns to Iraq

27 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

South Sudanese new arrivals in Gambella - Post 15th December 2013 (as of 24-Oct-2014)

24 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #37 - 18-24 October 2014

24 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Winter looms as fighting continues to displace people in Ukraine

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

South Sudan Situation UNHCR Regional Update, 38 (20 – 24 October 2014)

24 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

External update on influx of Syrian refugees - UNHCR Representation in Turkey, 21 October 2014

21 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Ukraine Situation - UNHCR Operational Update 24 September - 20 October 2014

20 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Symposium on the Protection of Persons Fleeing Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence

20 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

South Sudanese new arrivals in Gambella - Post 15th December 2013 (as of 17-Oct-2014)

17 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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