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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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Why do children undertake the unaccompanied journey?

December 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

So Close, Yet So far From Safety

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

Gulan Camp, Khost, Afghanistan (as of 09 Nov 2014)

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

Afghanistan - Volrep and Border Monitoring Monthly Update, November 2014

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

Afghanistan - Conflict-Induced Internal Displacement Monthly Update, 01 – 30 November 2014

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

Afghanistan - Volrep and Border Monitoring Monthly Update, October 2014

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

Afghanistan - Conflict-Induced Internal Displacement Monthly Update, October 2014

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

Asylum claims from Syria, Iraq and other conflict zones rise in first half 2014

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

Update on UNHCR's operations in Asia and the Pacific

17 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

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

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