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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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Overview of existing or potential locations for displacement sites in northern Iraq

13 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR urges Sri Lanka to stop deportations and provide protection to refugees and asylum-seekers

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

Cameroon: Far North Region

10 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Syrian Refugees in the Region (as of 1 September 2014)

10 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR responds after annual rains claim another victim in Kakuma

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

From the horror of the Sinjar region to uncertainty in Athens

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

UNHCR Offices, Field Units, Missions and Implementing Partners - Internal Displacement Statistics, Updated 08 September 2014

8 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR Regional Update- Libya Situation, 1-7 September 2014

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

Shelter needs acute in northern Iraq as UNHCR steps up aid operation

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

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #31 - 30 August-5 September 2014

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

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