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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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Ukraine: UNHCR External Update on the Situation of Displaced Persons

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

Syrian refugees in Iraq move to a new camp in Kurdistan

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

UNHCR deplores deportation of Laotian refugee from Thailand

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

Latest tragedy off Libya adds to death toll in Mediterranean

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

Syrian refugee women fight for survival as they head families alone

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

Minority families in Pakistan displaced by war but optimistic about peace

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

UNHCR concerned over forced returns of refugee and asylum-seekers from Sudan

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

UNHCR concerned over forced returns of refugee and asylum-seekers from Sudan

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

UNHCR warns of dramatic consequences if funding gaps for Syrian refugees continue

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

Fresh fighting in Pakistan's North Waziristan displaces more than 75,000

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

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