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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 gives qualified welcome to EU Mediterranean plans

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

Wars in Syria and Iraq drive highest asylum numbers in 22 years

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

Syrian car mechanic struggles to ply his trade in the safe haven of Seoul

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

Iris scan system provides cash lifeline to Syrian refugees in Jordan

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

Fighting and despair triggers rise in numbers fleeing Syria to Jordan

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

UNHCR delivers aid to Syrians in eastern Aleppo for first time in 2015

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

Refugees endure worsening conditions as Syria's conflict enters 5th year

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

UNHCR warns of bleaker future for refugees as Syrian conflict enters 5th year

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

Syrian refugee starts pizza delivery service in Za'atari camp

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

Humanity, hope and thoughts of home: Syrian refugees in southern Lebanon

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

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