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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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More than one million children have fled escalating violence in South Sudan

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

Syrian Arab Republic (Northern Governorates): Displacements snapshot from 1st to 30th April 2017

8 May 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

More than one million children flee South Sudan violence

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

News comment by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on Mediterranean crossings over the weekend

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

Skin markings save farmer escaping DRC violence

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

Myanmar: Displaced Rohingya at risk of 're-victimization' warns UN refugee agency

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

Iraq Flash Update (as of 2 May 2017)

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

UNHCR Mosul Emergency Response Since October 2016

2 May 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Syria IDP Operations Summary, 2017 - Valid as of 02/05/2017

2 May 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Greece: Europe Refugee Emergency - Daily map indicating capacity and occupancy (Governmental figures) As of 02 May 2017 08:00 a.m. EET

2 May 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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