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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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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

UNHCR warns that underfunding threatens international response to Syria crisis

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

UNHCR's helping hand for pregnant refugees and others in need of care

18 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

Lebanese quietly welcome tens of thousands of Syrians into their homes

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

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner (Protection) High Level Segment of the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council

26 February 2013 | 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

Syria situation regional update

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

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