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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 welcomes first arrivals of Syrian refugees in Canada

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

UNHCR says most of Syrians arriving in Greece are students

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

Wounded Syrian refugee inspires others through outreach work

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

UNHCR warns of new humanitarian problems building at crossings from Greece into the Balkans

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

Debt a growing burden for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

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

Update on Lesvos and the Greek islands

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

Shaken by war, Syrian children start over at German school

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

UNHCR flags winter relief operations for refugees

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

Fearing rough seas, refugees chance Bulgaria land route

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

UNHCR concerned at reports of sexual violence against refugee women and children

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

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