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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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Libya, Detention Centres: Detention Centres in which UNHCR and Partners are carrying out activities, January 2017

15 January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

South Sudan Situation: Regional Emergency Update (1 – 15 January 2017)

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

UNHCR welcomes Ecuador's new Human Mobility Law

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

Refugees and migrants face high risks in winter weather in Europe

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

Syria: NFI 2-Month Distribution Plan, Reporting Period: January - February 2017

12 January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Uganda: UNHCR Presence and refugee locations | January 2017

12 January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Syrian Arab Republic (Northern Governorates): Displacements snapshot from 1st to 31st December, 2016

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

Displaced Mosul family denounce torture

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

'Growing hopelessness' grips 'forgotten' Somali refugees, warns UNHCR

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

UNHCR: Faster movement of people from Greek islands to mainland essential

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

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