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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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Update on UNHCR's operations in the Middle East and North Africa

24 September 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Kurdistan Region and Northern Iraq: Syrian Refugee Influx Response: 26/08/2013 - 24/09/2013

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

Inter-Agency Regional Response for Syrian Refugees (29 August-4 September 2013)

4 September 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Thousands of Syrians flee into Iraq's Kurdistan region, major influx continuing

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

Thousands of Syrian refugees stream into Iraq

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

Iraq: Syria Situation Bi-weekly update No. 47, 10 July - 23 July 2013

23 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Update #6: Camp New Iraq (formerly Camp Ashraf) residents and the processing of their cases for solutions

19 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR chief urges neighbours to maintain open access for fleeing Syrians

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

Compilation of recommendations relating to statelessness made during the first cycle (1st - 12th sessions) of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review

11 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Iraq: KRG - Duhok Governorate - Domiz Camp New Areas Overview - June 2013

4 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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