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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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2014 becomes the deadliest year at sea off Yemen

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

UNHCR concerned over ending of rescue operation in the Mediterranean

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

On-going violence in Nigeria continues to displace people to neighbouring countries

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

Tanzania begins granting citizenship to over 162,000 former Burundian refugees, ending more than 40 years of exile

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

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #36 - 11-17 October 2014

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

Iraq's displacement crisis deepens as civilians flee latest ISIS offensive

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

UNHCR calls for unhindered humanitarian access to assist displaced persons in CAR

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

Fresh displacement crisis in Iraq as 180,000 flee town of Hit

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

Growing number of Syrian refugees from Kobane seek safety in northern Iraq, eastern Syria

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

Among Kobane's displaced, growing numbers seeking safety in northern Iraq, eastern Syria

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

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