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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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As violence spreads beyond Nigeria, UNHCR calls for urgent access to the displaced

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

UNHCR delivers medical aid to hospital in Benghazi

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

Turkey proves a saviour for Syrian pensioner recovering from a stroke

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

Update: Major tragedy in the Mediterranean confirmed, 300 migrants and refugees are missing

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

Generosity of Ukrainians helps displaced face winter cold

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

Ukraine internal displacement nears 1 million as fighting escalates in Donetsk region

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

UNHCR Legal Position: Despite court ruling on Sri Lankans detained at sea, Australia bound by international obligations

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

More tragedy for widowed Syrian as triplet son dies

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

Syrians face desperation and danger trying to reach Greece

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

Fresh fighting over past month forces 3,000 to flee Sudan's Nuba Mountains

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

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