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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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Governments at Geneva meeting agree to take in 100,000 Syrian refugees

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

UNHCR urges immediate support for suspended WFP food aid programme for Syrian refugees

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

So Close, Yet So far From Safety

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

Survival and Loss: A young Syrian woman's deadly voyage to Europe

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

Born in exile, Syrian children face threat of statelessness

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

On the Road: One family's exhausting journey from Kobani to northern Iraq

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

Growing number of Syrian refugees from Kobane seek safety in northern Iraq, eastern Syria

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

Among Kobane's displaced, growing numbers seeking safety in northern Iraq, eastern Syria

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

Whirlwind of violence surprises some residents in northern Syria

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

Echoes From Syria Issue 5 - October 2014

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

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