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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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UN Refugee Chief Urges Support for Lebanon as Risk Grows that Syria Conflict Could Cross Borders

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

UNHCR Assistance Reaches Al Raqqa ; Influx into Lebanon continues from Al-Qusayr

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

UNHCR Syria Update

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

UNHCR Refugee Fact Sheet

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

UNHCR aid to Syria's embattled Al Wa'er, Homs Province

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

UNHCR concerned about Syrians stuck at border, reiterates call for international support

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

A learning curve for young Syrian refugees at model school in Lebanon

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

Number of Syrian refugees tops 1.5 million mark with many more expected

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

A Syrian in Greece: remembering better days, hoping to return one day

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

UNHCR calls afresh on Syria's warring parties to allow aid delivery

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

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