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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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Escaping war at home, Syrian couple start over in Argentina

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

Iraq: Relevant COI for Assessments on the Availability of an Internal Flight or Relocation Alternative (IFA/IRA): Ability of Persons Originating from (Previously or Currently) ISIS-Held or Conflict Areas to Legally Access and Remain in Proposed Areas of Relocation

12 April 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR urges suspension of transfers of asylum-seekers to Hungary under EU Dublin regulation

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

Libya: Detention centres where UNHCR and partners have access - April 2017

9 April 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

More than 6,000 flee fresh South Sudan violence into Uganda

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

UNHCR concerned over the deteriorating South Sudan situation

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

Remarks to the UN General Assembly plenary meeting, "Global awareness of the tragedies of irregular migrants in the Mediterranean basin, with specific emphasis on Syrian asylum seekers"

7 April 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UNHCR launches new online database with human rights and refugee information in Spanish

6 April 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UNHCR warns funding cuts threaten aid to Syrian refugees, hosts

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

Open Briefing to United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee

5 April 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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