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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 rushes aid to thousands of displaced Iraqis in remote region

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

Education opens doors for Afghan refugees in Iran

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

Finding refuge in Iraq's Kurdistan region

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

UNHCR seeking clarification of reports that people fleeing CAR denied entry to Chad

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

Affordable shelter needed urgently for Iraq's newly displaced

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

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #19 - 6-12 June 2014

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

UNHCR stepping up aid response in Iraq amid new displacement

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

UNHCR responds to massive displacement of Iraqis from Mosul

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

As thousands continue to flee Myanmar, UNHCR concerned about growing reports of abuse

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

UNHCR concerned about growing abuse as more people sail from Bay of Bengal

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

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