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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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Democratic Republic of Congo: Refugees, Returnees and IDPs (as of December 31, 2016)

31 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Mosul residents face battle for survival

28 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Syrian Arab Republic (Northern Governorates): Arrivals from East Aleppo as of Dec 26, 2016 (10:00 AM)

27 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Iraq Flash Update (as of 26 December 2016)

26 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UNHCR Mosul Emergency Response, 26 December 2016

26 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

As winter blows in across Lebanon, refugees struggle

23 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR comments on the European Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the member state responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person (recast) - COM (2016) 270

22 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Amicus curiae of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the interpretation and application of Article 25, Article 27 and Article 28 of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

22 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Iraq Flash Update (as of 21 December 2016)

21 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UNHCR pledges aid to thousands displaced in Lake Chad Basin

21 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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