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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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Number of Syrian Kurds fleeing to Turkey nears 140,000; humanitarian needs mount

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

Cameroon: UNHCR steps up efforts to move refugees to safety as violence spills over border

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

UNHCR steps up response as 130,000 Syrian refugees cross into Turkey

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

The humanitarian suffering continues in Ukraine, despite a ceasefire

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

Ukraine: the internally displaced struggle to get by

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

Iraqi businessman draws on experience of displacement to help others

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

Syria - Emergency Shelter and NFI Sector Factsheet

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

UNHCR and partners call for urgent funding, as more people are being displaced by violence in northeast Nigeria

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

Over 130,000 people displaced in Somalia so far this year as IDPs bear brunt of food insecurity crisis

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

UNHCR alarmed at death toll from boat sinkings in the Mediterranean

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

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