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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 warns of growing asylum crisis in Greece and the Western Balkans amid arrivals of refugees from war

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

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

The pain of an Iraqi family separated in flight from Ramadi in Anbar province

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

Wars in Syria and Iraq drive highest asylum numbers in 22 years

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

Refugees endure worsening conditions as Syria's conflict enters 5th year

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

Building a Camp: a measured response to Iraqi displacement

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

Displaced Iraqis seek safety and aid in camps as winter falls

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

Every Day a Bonus: An Iraqi refugee's mission to educate her children

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

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