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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 continues to reach toughest areas of Syria, races to provide winter aid

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

UNHCR urges countries to enable safe passage, keep borders open for Syrian refugees

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

UNHCR in massive sorting effort to return ID papers to Syrian refugees

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

Registration helps Syrian boy with cerebral palsy access vital heath care in Iraq

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

UNHCR begins moving thousands of Syrian refugees to new camp in Iraq

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

UNHCR slashes waiting time, clears backlog of Syrian registrations in Jordan

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

Bulgaria's asylum centres bursting at the seams as Syrian refugees enter Europe

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

107 Syrian refugees to depart Lebanon for temporary relocation in Germany

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

UNHCR: Two million Syrians are refugees

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

A million children are now refugees from Syria crisis

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

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