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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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Displaced at two weeks old, Rahav finds safety in Iraq's newest camp

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

HIV/AIDS: Conflict in Central African Republic disrupts treatment

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

UNHCR and partners distribute urgently needed aid to flooded camps in Ethiopia

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

Number of displaced inside Ukraine more than doubles since early August to 260,000

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

Ukraine conflict pushes more people from their homes

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

Recent Attacks in Nigeria prompt new refugees to Cameroon, more continue to arrive

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

Echoes From Syria Issue 4 - September 2014

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

UNHCR Syria, In Focus : Fortnightly Update : September

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

UNHCR Regional Update - Libya Situation, 25-31 August 2014

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

Needs soar as number of Syrian refugees tops 3 million

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

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