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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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Refugees caught in heavy snow as storms lash Lebanon and Jordan

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

Needs soar as number of Syrian refugees tops 3 million

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

UNHCR distributes aid to hundreds of Lebanese, Syrians fleeing fighting in Arsal

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

Syrian refugees in Lebanon lose everything in a fire but just rebuild

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

School is a dream for Syrian refugee family struggling in Lebanon

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

The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon passes the 1 million mark

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

Syria tops world list for forcibly displaced after three years of conflict

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

UNHCR new call for resettlement or other forms of admission for 100,000 Syrians

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

Syrian refugees flee to Lebanon

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

Syrians fleeing fighting in Qalamoun stream into Lebanon's Bekaa Valley

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

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