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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 fleeing fighting in Qalamoun stream into Lebanon's Bekaa Valley

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

Some 6,000 Syrians flee from Qarah area and seek shelter in Lebanon

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

Thousands flee fighting in Syria to neighbouring Lebanon

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

Syria Refugee Response Lebanon: Bekaa Governorate, Distribution of the Registered Syrian Refugees at the Cadastral Level (As of 31 October 2013 )

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

107 Syrian refugees to depart Lebanon for temporary relocation in Germany

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

UN High Commissioner for Refugees urges Europe to do more for Syrian asylum-seekers

18 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

UN Refugee Chief Urges Support for Lebanon as Risk Grows that Syria Conflict Could Cross Borders

18 June 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

A learning curve for young Syrian refugees at model school in Lebanon

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

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