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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 in major air, land and sea humanitarian aid push into northern Iraq

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

Ethiopia overtakes Kenya as Africa's biggest refugee-hosting country

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

Cross-border aid reaches 12,000 displaced civilians in western Libya

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

From Iraq into Syria - Update 1-18 August 2014

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

UNHCR Regional Update - Libya Situation, 10-17 August 2014

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

UNHCR steps up aid as Yazidis stream into Syria from Iraq's Mount Sinjar

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

Thousands find shelter in Iraqi Kurdistan after escaping Mount Sinjar

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

Solidarity between different generations of Central African refugees in Cameroon

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

Massive influx of people into Dohuk as Iraq's displacement crisis deepens

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

UNHCR alarmed as Sri Lanka extends deportation to families outside detention

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

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