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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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Concern mounts for refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya

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

UNHCR deeply concerned as Sri Lanka continues with deportations

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

Nigerians flee from insurgent attacks into Chad

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

Final voluntary repatriation of DRC refugees from the Republic of Congo

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

Helping a blind boy to focus on his dreams in Turkey

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

UNHCR urges Sri Lanka to stop deporting asylum-seekers to Pakistan

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

Syria: Emergency Shelter and NFI Sector Factsheet - Issue 2, August 2014

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

UNHCR Syria, In Focus : Fortnightly Update : May 2014

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

Displaced Pakistani families find warm welcome in neighbouring Afghanistan

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

Young refugee sisters survive on wild grass as they trek alone to safety

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

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