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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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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

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

UNHCR warns that underfunding threatens international response to Syria crisis

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

UNHCR welcomes Turkey's registration of Syrians in urban areas

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

UNHCR's Guterres: Syria refugees reach one million

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

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner (Protection) High Level Segment of the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council

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

Number of Syrian refugees registered in region tops 500,000 mark

11 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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