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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 distributes aid to hundreds of Lebanese, Syrians fleeing fighting in Arsal

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

Concern mounts for refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya

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

Helping a blind boy to focus on his dreams in Turkey

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

Syria: Emergency Shelter and NFI Sector Factsheet - Issue 2, August 2014

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

UNHCR Syria, In Focus : Fortnightly Update : May 2014

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

UNHCR urges Europe to do more to help Syrian refugees

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

UNHCR works through the night to register Syrians reaching Jordan

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

Syrian refugees in Iraq move to a new camp in Kurdistan

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

Syrian refugee women fight for survival as they head families alone

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

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

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