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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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Denied entry and pushed back: Syrian refugees trying to reach the EU

15 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR concerned at reports that asylum seekers, including Syrians, denied entry to some EU countries

15 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Yemen meet agrees on regional cooperation to tackle asylum and irregular migration

13 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR, civil society warn of growing detention problem in Asia-Pacific

11 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Sea crossings to Yemen exceed 62,000 so far in 2013

8 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Rebellion's end in Democratic Republic of Congo comes too late for one family

6 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR fears dozens dead after boat capsizes off Myanmar, urges action

5 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Fresh fighting triggers new Congolese refugee inflow to Uganda

4 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Refugees risk all to seek lifeline across Indian Ocean

4 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR monitors returns to North Kivu from Uganda, prepares to help returnees

1 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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