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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 Syria Refugee Fact Sheet

May 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Information For Asylum-Seekers and Refugees in Egypt

April 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Profiles

Revised Background Note on Gender Equality, Nationality Laws and Statelessness

8 March 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

UNHCR's Guterres: Syria refugees reach one million

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

UNHCR calls for safety and security of Iraq's Camp Liberty population

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

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner (Protection) High Level Segment of the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council

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

Update #5: Camp New Iraq (formerly Camp Ashraf) residents and the processing of their cases for solutions

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

UNHCR Chief Guterres strongly condemns deadly attack on Camp Liberty in Iraq

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

Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilation & Asylum in the European Union - A Statistical Overview

February 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Statistics

Iraq: Registered Refugee Return to Baghdad Governorate, February 2012 - January 2013

31 January 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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