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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 chief calls on states to respect non-refoulement after North Koreans deported from Laos

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

UNHCR concerned about displaced Nigerians, calls on neighbouring countries to keep borders open

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

UNHCR supports participation of refugees in upcoming Mali elections

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

UNHCR aid to Syria's embattled Al Wa'er, Homs Province

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

UNHCR concerned about Syrians stuck at border, reiterates call for international support

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

A learning curve for young Syrian refugees at model school in Lebanon

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

Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo: UNHCR calling for the protection of civilians amid renewed fighting

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

UNHCR urges protection for civilians amid fresh fighting in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Number of Syrian refugees tops 1.5 million mark with many more expected

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

A Syrian in Greece: remembering better days, hoping to return one day

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

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