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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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Refugee movements into Syria

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

Separated Iraqi families fear for relatives after fleeing Sinjar

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

UNHCR Syria, In Focus : Fortnightly Update : May 2014

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

Iraqi IDP family: an uncertain life in an unfinished building

14 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

Iraq – 10,000 displaced from Christian communities near Mosul

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

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

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