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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 concerned over forced returns of refugee and asylum-seekers from Sudan

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

UNHCR concerned over forced returns of refugee and asylum-seekers from Sudan

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

UNHCR warns of dramatic consequences if funding gaps for Syrian refugees continue

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

Fresh fighting in Pakistan's North Waziristan displaces more than 75,000

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

UNHCR calls for end to detention of asylum-seekers and refugees

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

Four States to accede to statelessness conventions today in Geneva

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

As food shortages hit 800,000 African refugees, UNHCR and WFP issue urgent appeal

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

Syria: Emergency Shelter and NFI Sector Factsheet - Issue 1, July 2014

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

UNHCR seeing sharp increase in Ukrainian displacement

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

Iraq – 10,000 displaced from Christian communities near Mosul

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

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