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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

UNHCR concerned over Israel's refugee relocation proposals

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

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

UNHCR urges humane approach on Manus island

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

Madagascar's Karana people still awaiting nationality

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

First results of family counting in Bangladesh find every third refugee household vulnerable

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

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