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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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One Year On: Jordan's Za'atri Refugee Camp mushrooms into major urban centre

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

UNHCR chief urges neighbours to maintain open access for fleeing Syrians

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

UNHCR concerned about Syrians stuck at border, reiterates call for international support

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

UNHCR warns that underfunding threatens international response to Syria crisis

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

Escaping Syria in the dead of night: UNHCR chief visits Jordan border

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

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

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