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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 condemns attack on camp for internally displaced in Central African Republic town of Batangafo

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

Number of Malian refugees in Niger reaches new high

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

UNHCR delivers vital winter aid in eastern Ukraine

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

Update on Lesvos and the Greek islands

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

Shaken by war, Syrian children start over at German school

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

Worsening weather brings more tragedy to eastern Aegean

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

UNHCR statement on today's attack on vicinity of Baghdad International Airport, including Camp Liberty, in Iraq

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

Ongoing Myanmar conflict traps villagers in crossfire

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

UNHCR warns of "looming refugee crisis" in the Americas

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

Despite conflict, refugees continue to arrive by boat in Yemen

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

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