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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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Displacement from Iraq's Anbar province

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

UN and partners deliver desperately needed aid to besieged Syrian city of Homs

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

Turkey experiences major refugee influx

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

UNHCR Position on Returns to South Sudan

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

UNHCR welcomes Afghanistan's new IDP policy

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

Arrivals from South Sudan 15th December 2013 - 11th February 2014

11 February 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Ivorian refugees call for disarmament, reconciliation and increased grant before return

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

CAR violence forces thousands to flee to neighboring Cameroon

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

Almost 9,000 people flee from CAR to Cameroon to escape fresh tension and violence

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

South Sudan: Distribution of basic relief supplies begins in Malakal

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

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