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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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Syrians in Jordan: A community of refugees flowers in the desert

13 March 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Syrians in Jordan: preventing the most vulnerable from falling through the cracks

7 March 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR's Guterres: Syria refugees reach one million

6 March 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

New camp due to open in Jordan as numbers continue to rise

25 January 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR mourns death of seven Syrian refugees killed in Jordan fire

17 January 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Syria Crisis: UNHCR welcomes planned humanitarian operations centre in Jordan

17 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Number of Syrian refugees registered in region tops 500,000 mark

11 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Top UNHCR official calls for safe passage for uprooted Syrians

4 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Syria situation regional update

13 November 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR makes progress in assisting up to 500,000 people by year's end

13 November 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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