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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 saddened by man's death in Bicske, Hungary

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

UNHCR praises Austrian, German Leadership and Civil Society Response

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

Student returns to Somalia with dream of becoming a doctor

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

Campaign Update, September 2015

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

UNHCR delivers humanitarian assistance following August fighting in eastern Ukraine

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

Ukraine - aid delivered to area not controlled by govt for first time in weeks

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

Togolese refugee finds a new beginning in Liberia

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

Mediterranean Sea crossings exceed 300,000, including 200,000 to Greece

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

Bodies found dead in a truck near border, while asylum seekers flow into Hungary

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

UNHCR urges States to help avert Bay of Bengal boat crisis in coming weeks

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

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