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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 concerned Hungary pushing asylum seekers back to Serbia

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

Greece: Europe Refugee Emergency - Daily map indicating capacity and occupancy (Governmental figures) As of 13 July 2016 08:00 a.m. EET

13 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR viewpoint: 'Refugee' or 'migrant' – Which is right?

11 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Recommendations to the Slovak Republic for its Presidency of the Council of the EU July - December 2016

July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Recommendations to the Slovak Republic for its Presidency of the Council of the EU July - December 2016

July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Recommendations to the Slovak Republic for its Presidency of the Council of the EU July - December 2016

July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Europe's Refugee Emergency Response Update #27, (24 May – 20 June 2016)

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

UNHCR and partners revise funding needs for Greece & Balkans

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

Greece: Europe Refugee Emergency - Daily map indicating capacity and occupancy (Governmental figures) As of 10 June 2016 08:00 a.m. EET

10 June 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Fearing rejection in Hungary's cold comfort transit zones

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

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