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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 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

Fighting this year in Iraq's Anbar province displaces almost 500,000

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

Displacement growing in Iraq's Anbar province as fighting rages

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

Syria tops world list for forcibly displaced after three years of conflict

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

Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilation & Asylum in the European Union - A Statistical Update (March 2014)

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

UNHCR new call for resettlement or other forms of admission for 100,000 Syrians

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

Displacement from Iraq's Anbar province

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

Information on displacement caused by recent events in Ramadi and Fallujah, Anbar Governorate, Iraq

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

140,000 displaced from Iraq's Anbar province

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

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