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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 urges Hungary not to amend asylum system in haste

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

Risks growing for increasing numbers of refugees and migrants crossing the Western Balkans

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

Pressure growing on Greek island of Lesvos, as 2015 refugee and migrant crossings of the Mediterranean top 100,000

9 June 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

Revolving fund paves way towards self-reliance for Afghan refugees

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

UNHCR helps bring water to Afghan refugees and Iranian villages

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

ECHO-funded UNHCR shelter project helps displaced Afghans rebuild

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

So Close, Yet So far From Safety

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

Asylum claims from Syria, Iraq and other conflict zones rise in first half 2014

26 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

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