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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 Syria, In Focus : Fortnightly Update : March 2014

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

UNHCR Syria, In Focus : Fortnightly Update : March 2014

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

Dream home comes closer for Serbian family years after fleeing Croatia

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

Fresh water brings life back to traumatized South Sudan village

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

UNHCR says over 15000 CAR civilians facing acute risk, better security urgently needed

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

Pakistan begins issuing new cards to 1.6 million Afghan refugees

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

Cameroon: some 20,000 more CAR refugees in three weeks

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

UNHCR new call for resettlement or other forms of admission for 100,000 Syrians

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

Refugee Situation Bulgaria: External Update

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

Syrian refugees flee to Lebanon

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

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