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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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Stateless in the Philippines: Indonesian descendants feel torn between two lands

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

UNHCR Regional Update- Libya Situation, 8 – 14 September 2014

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

UNHCR urges Sri Lanka to stop deportations and provide protection to refugees and asylum-seekers

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

UNHCR responds after annual rains claim another victim in Kakuma

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

From the horror of the Sinjar region to uncertainty in Athens

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

UNHCR Regional Update- Libya Situation, 1-7 September 2014

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

Shelter needs acute in northern Iraq as UNHCR steps up aid operation

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

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #31 - 30 August-5 September 2014

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

Home Alone: South Sudan teenager leads her young siblings to safety in Uganda

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

Displaced at two weeks old, Rahav finds safety in Iraq's newest camp

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

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