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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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Kobani refugees encouraged to move into Turkey's newest and largest camp

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

Turkey proves a saviour for Syrian pensioner recovering from a stroke

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

More tragedy for widowed Syrian as triplet son dies

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

Syrians face desperation and danger trying to reach Greece

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

UNHCR chief urges action to tackle rising poverty of Syrian refugees

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

Young Syrian refugees learn to sow for their supper

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

Winter storms bring more hardship to refugees in Jordan's Za'atari camp

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

Refugees caught in heavy snow as storms lash Lebanon and Jordan

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

Syrians face uncertain course after high seas ordeal in a drifting freighter

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

Higher education programme helps refugees in Syria continue studies

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

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