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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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UNHCR starts relocation of 15,000 stranded South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

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

Iraq - Kurdistan Region of Iraq: IDP and Refugee Camps (As of 16 November 2014)

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

Iraq: UNHCR IDP Operational Update 1-15 November 2014

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

Turkey - UNHCR Operational Update, 3-14 November 2014

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

Number of Eritreans seeking asylum in Europe soars over figures for last year

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

More than 100,000 Libyans flee fighting over past month

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

Sharp increase in number of Eritrean refugees and asylum-seekers in Europe, Ethiopia and Sudan

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

New displacement in east, south and west of Libya

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

South Sudan Situation UNHCR Regional Update, 40 (10 – 14 November 2014)

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

UNHCR Position on Returns to Libya

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

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