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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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UNHCR shocked as boat tragedy leaves scores dead off Italian coast

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

UNHCR closes camp in south Tunisia, moves services to urban areas

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

Depression grips forgotten refugees stranded at Egyptian-Libyan border

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

One survivor, 54 die at sea attempting the voyage to Italy from Libya

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

One survivor, 54 die at sea attempting the voyage to Italy from Libya

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

Refugees struggle to get by in Tripoli

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

Displaced Libyans return to rebuild Gaddafi's hometown; face needs

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

Mediterranean takes record as most deadly stretch of water for refugees and migrants in 2011

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

Boat tragedy off Moroccan coast, 4 dead, several boats rescued off Maltese, Italian and Libyan coasts

6 December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Resettlement programme ends at Egypt's Saloum as Libya crisis wanes

21 October 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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