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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 and partners step up measures to help Syrian refugees amid massive winter storm

12 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

With record numbers of internally displaced people, UNHCR's Guterres appeals for greater efforts to help

11 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Refugee Situation Bulgaria - External Update

10 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Syrians fleeing fighting in Qalamoun stream into Lebanon's Bekaa Valley

22 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Some 6,000 Syrians flee from Qarah area and seek shelter in Lebanon

19 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Thousands flee fighting in Syria to neighbouring Lebanon

19 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Denied entry and pushed back: Syrian refugees trying to reach the EU

15 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR concerned at reports that asylum seekers, including Syrians, denied entry to some EU countries

15 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Syria Refugee Response Lebanon: Bekaa Governorate, Distribution of the Registered Syrian Refugees at the Cadastral Level (As of 31 October 2013 )

31 October 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Needs great, conditions dire in Homs and other Syrian cities

30 October 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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