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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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Thousands flee Palmyra, UNHCR steps up aid

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

Rapid assessments in Yemen find desperate situation for displaced civilians

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

After long ordeal at sea, Rohingya find humanity in Indonesia

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

Refugee numbers soar, as uncertainty in Burundi continues

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

First UN flights brings emergency aid to Yemen

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

UNHCR says more than 105,000 refugees have fled violence in Burundi

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

UNHCR head "extremely enthusiastic" after meeting leaders of Afghanistan

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

South Sudanese refugees moved from flood-prone camp in Ethiopia

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

UNHCR alarmed at reports of boat pushbacks in South-east Asia

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

The pain of an Iraqi family separated in flight from Ramadi in Anbar province

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

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