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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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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

UNHCR calls for urgent European action to end refugee and migrant deaths at sea

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

Step by step, Kosovo refugee rebuilds life in Montenegro

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

UNHCR renews call on donors to support Central African Republic refugees

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

Stateless in Serbia: how to survive without existing

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

Iraqi IDP family: an uncertain life in an unfinished building

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

UNHCR urges Europe to do more to help Syrian refugees

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

UNHCR works through the night to register Syrians reaching Jordan

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

Ukraine: UNHCR External Update on the Situation of Displaced Persons

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

Syrian refugees in Iraq move to a new camp in Kurdistan

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

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