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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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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

Thousands of Syrians flee into Iraq's Kurdistan region, major influx continuing

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

Thousands of Syrian refugees stream into Iraq

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

UNHCR Syria Update (1-17 August 2013)  

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

Large influx of Syrians seen into Iraq's Kurdistan region on Thursday

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

One Year On: Jordan's Za'atri Refugee Camp mushrooms into major urban centre

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

UNHCR concerned at arbitrary detention of Syrian refugees in Egypt

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

UN High Commissioner for Refugees urges Europe to do more for Syrian asylum-seekers

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

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