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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 steps up efforts towards alternatives to detention in Libya and solutions for vulnerable refugees

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

Bangladesh: UNHCR emergency airlift lands in Dhaka as Rakhine crisis deepens

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

Over 3.5 million refugee children miss out on school, report finds

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

UNHCR Mosul Emergency Response Since October 2016

11 September 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Central Mediterranean situation: UNHCR calls for an additional 40,000 resettlement places

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

Syria - IDP Situation Monitoring Initiative (ISMI) Bi-Weekly Update, Major Reported IDP Movements (16/08/17 - 30/08/17)

10 September 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Displaced children tell of suffering in DRC's Kasai

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

UNHCR urges action to ease conditions on Greek islands

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

Bangladesh: Refugee camp capacity exhausted; thousands in makeshift shelters

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

Iraq Flash Update (as of 7 September 2017)

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

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