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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 warns of dramatic consequences if funding gaps for Syrian refugees continue

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

Syria: Emergency Shelter and NFI Sector Factsheet - Issue 1, July 2014

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

Concern over Syrian refugees at Al Qaem as Iraq's crisis deepens

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

Syrian teenager's cancer treatment makes him one of the lucky few

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

UNHCR and host countries seek more help to cope with Syria refugee crisis

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

UNHCR Syria, In Focus : Fortnightly Update : May 2014

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

Syrian refugees in Lebanon lose everything in a fire but just rebuild

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

Italy rescues 6,000 people crossing Mediterranean in four days

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

Ceasefire allows first aid into Aleppo neighbourhood in nearly a year

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

UNHCR, Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) Reach Eastern Aleppo with Truckloads of Aid

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

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