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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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Families flee militant-held Fallujah after months of violence

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

Yemen receives over 10,000 new arrivals by sea since start of conflict, many tricked that fighting is over

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

UNHCR urges CAR to let refugees take part in elections

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

UNHCR warns of growing asylum crisis in Greece and the Western Balkans amid arrivals of refugees from war

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

Yemen rocket attack kills 12 refugees sheltering in Aden kindergarten

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

More than 2.25 million now displaced in South Sudan and across its borders

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

Baking camp now home to some 25,000 mainly Kurdish refugees from Syria

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

UNHCR urges Hungary not to amend asylum system in haste

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

Despite limited access, UNHCR delivers shelter and core relief items to 56,000 people in eight governorates in May and June

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

After 23 years, still hoping for a better future

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

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