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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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Needs soar as number of Syrian refugees tops 3 million

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

Helping a blind boy to focus on his dreams in Turkey

4 August 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 new call for resettlement or other forms of admission for 100,000 Syrians

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

Turkey experiences major refugee influx

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

Syrians, risking everything to flee war, find chilly reception in Europe

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

Denied entry and pushed back: Syrian refugees trying to reach the EU

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

UNHCR concerned at reports that asylum seekers, including Syrians, denied entry to some EU countries

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

UNHCR chief urges neighbours to maintain open access for fleeing Syrians

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

Syrian refugees support each other even as numbers rise

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

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