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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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New pipeline to bring precious water to Cameroon refugee camp

11 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR says most of Syrians arriving in Greece are students

8 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Stabbed 58 times, transgender woman flees El Salvador

8 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Refugee and sexual violence survivor restores hope in Rwanda

7 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Bay of Bengal boat movements manageable with regional cooperation

4 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

South Sudan fighting sees 1000s fleeing into DRCongo

4 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Thousands still at Greek-FYR Macedonia border

4 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR concerned by violence at Greek border, calls for improved security

3 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Wounded Syrian refugee inspires others through outreach work

3 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Thousands of stateless people granted nationality in Thailand

1 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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