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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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UNHCR helps displaced Iraqis acquire vital documentation

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

Libya Situation: Operational Update 10 – 19 July 2017

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

Iraq: CCCM - IDP Population in Temporary Settlements by District - 19 July 2017

19 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR shocked and saddened by civilian deaths in Taizz, Yemen

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

UNHCR seeks support for alternatives to dangerous refugee journeys

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

CAR violence driving more refugees into northern DRC, local communities stretched to cope

18 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

A Toolbox: Planning Relocations to Protect People from Disasters and Environmental Change

18 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

As refugee journeys get perilous, UNHCR seeks safer options

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

UNHCR-led Protection & Return Monitoring Network (PRMN) Somalia - Flash Report, 19 July 2018

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

UNHCR Statement. IOM International Dialogue on Migration Panel 1: Understanding migrant vulnerability concepts, drivers, protection frameworks and gaps

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

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