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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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Men, women and children suffering from harsh physical conditions and legal shortcomings at Pacific Island asylum centres: UNHCR reports

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

UNHCR stresses that repatriation of Somalis from Kenya must be voluntary

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

Housing programme tackles the lingering problem of displacement in Croatia

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

Iraq: KRG - Duhok Governorate - Domiz Camp Offices, Facilities and Services - November 2013

24 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Syrians fleeing fighting in Qalamoun stream into Lebanon's Bekaa Valley

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

Situation au Mali : Refugiés et Personnes déplacées interne au Mali (20 novembre 2013)

20 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Some 6,000 Syrians flee from Qarah area and seek shelter in Lebanon

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

UNHCR urges states to relocate former residents of Camp Ashraf

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

Thousands flee fighting in Syria to neighbouring Lebanon

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

Lebanon: Places of Origin of Syrian Refugees Registered in Lebanon (as of 31 Oct 2013)

19 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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