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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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Mediterranean: another weekend of Tragedy

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

Frustrated refugees and migrants at Serbia-Hungary border seek to escape poor reception conditions

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

Worsening conditions inside Syria and the region fuel despair, driving thousands towards Europe

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

At Serbian border, flow of refugees continued unabated into Hungary

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

Worsening conditions inside Syria and the region fuel despair, driving thousands towards Europe

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

Greater support in countries of first asylum needed to stem refugee outflows

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

Baby born displaced finds shelter thanks to UNHCR

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

Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp turns 3, challenges for the future of the thousands living there

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

Baking camp now home to some 25,000 mainly Kurdish refugees from Syria

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

UNHCR urges Hungary not to amend asylum system in haste

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

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