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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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Home-made rafts arriving from Myanmar / Refugee population density soaring

17 November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR concern at increasing murders of local leaders in Colombia

17 November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

In Italy, scholarship gives South Sudanese refugee fresh chance

16 November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Mauritania - UNHCR Operational Update, As of 15 November 2017

15 November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UNHCR Observations on the proposed amendments to the Danish Social Security legislation (reduction of social welfare and change of bonus for language level test): Lov om ændring af lov om aktiv socialpolitik, integrationsloven og forskellige andre love (Nedsættelse af integrationsydelse og omlægning af dansk tillæg)

15 November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR alarmed at deteriorating conditions in Yemen

14 November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

With border closures into second week, Yemen suffering worsens

14 November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Aleppo returnees assess scale of rebuilding

13 November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Syria IDP Operations Summary, 2017 - Valid as of 13/11/2017

13 November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Statelessness and the Rohingya Crisis

10 November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Profiles

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