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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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Needs soar as number of Syrian refugees tops 3 million

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

Angola Repatriation: Antonio returns home after 40 years in DR Congo

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

Hounded from home, raped Congolese woman seeks refugee in Burundi

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

High seas tragedies leave more than 300 dead on the Mediterranean in past week

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

UNHCR Regional Update - Libya Situation, 18-24 August 2014

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

UNHCR on target to deliver 2,410 tons of aid for Iraqi displaced

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

UNHCR on target to deliver 2,410 tons of aid for Iraqi displaced

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

Russia speeds up asylum procedures as Ukrainian influx continues

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

Syrian woman gives birth to quintuplets weeks after fleeing Iraq

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

Ministerial meeting reaffirms commitment to solving Somalia crisis

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

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