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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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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

Thousands of refugees fleeing war cross into Croatia triggering sad memories of own recent past

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

Syria - Al Hasaka Governorate: IDP Families by Sub-district ( 20 Sep 2015)

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

Another weekend of tragedy marks the Mediterranean, with up to 40 refugees dead

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

UNHCR warns that time is running out for Europe to resolve refugee emergency

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

Time running out to resolve refugee emergency in Europe

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

UNHCR urges Europe to change course on refugee crisis

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

UNHCR – Robust, coherent Europe response to Refugee crisis still urgently needed

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

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