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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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ECHO-funded UNHCR shelter project helps displaced Afghans rebuild

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

UNHCR urges suspension of returns to Nigeria from Niger

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

Upsurge in Libya fighting triggers new displacement

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

Fresh fighting in the New Year triggers displacement in Libya

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

Building a Camp: a measured response to Iraqi displacement

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

A safe Romanian pit stop on the road to resettlement

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

UNHCR chief urges action to tackle rising poverty of Syrian refugees

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

Young Syrian refugees learn to sow for their supper

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

More than 7,000 flee to western Chad to escape attacks on key town in Nigeria

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

Winter storms bring more hardship to refugees in Jordan's Za'atari camp

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

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