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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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Step by step, Kosovo refugee rebuilds life in Montenegro

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

Stateless in Serbia: how to survive without existing

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

Free legal aid helps Kosovo communities

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

UNHCR welcomes latest regional effort to end refugee displacement in Balkans

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

Brussels municipality assists homeless Roma asylum-seekers

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

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