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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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Syrian refugee serves up a taste of home in Colombia

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

Brazil and UNHCR strengthen partnership to help refugees fleeing the Syria conflict

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

Arrivals by sea in Greece nearing 400,000, implementation of relocation and increased reception capacity still urgently needed

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

Refugee sea arrivals in Greece this year approach 400,000

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

200,000 Syrian refugee children to get free schooling in Lebanon

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

Losing hope and fearful for their families, skilled Syrians join refugee exodus

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

Thousands continue to flee wars and cross borders in search for a new life in safety

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

Loss of hope and deepening poverty driving Syrians to seek refuge in Europe

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

Women and children trek exhaustedly into Austrian town of Nickelsdorf to warm welcome

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

Over 1,000 people wait for buses at Bapska border crossing between Croatia and Serbia

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

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