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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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School is a dream for Syrian refugee family struggling in Lebanon

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

UNHCR dismayed at violent demonstration at Za'atri Refugee Camp in Jordan

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

Syrians desperate for a new life drown trying to reach Greece

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

The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon passes the 1 million mark

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

UNHCR Syria, In Focus : Fortnightly Update : April 2014

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

UNHCR Syria, In Focus : Fortnightly Update : April 2014

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

Jordan study finds tough living conditions among Syrian urban and other non-camp refugees

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

Syria tops world list for forcibly displaced after three years of conflict

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

UNHCR condemns deadly attack in Homs on collective shelter

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

UNHCR Syria, In Focus : Fortnightly Update : March 2014

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

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