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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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Ebb and flow of forced displacement in Iraq

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

Some 10,000 people flee from Christian communities in northern Iraq

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

A new camp for the displaced springs up in Iraq's Kurdistan region

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

Concern over Syrian refugees at Al Qaem as Iraq's crisis deepens

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

UNHCR rushes aid to thousands of displaced Iraqis in remote region

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

Finding refuge in Iraq's Kurdistan region

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

Affordable shelter needed urgently for Iraq's newly displaced

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

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

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