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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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Statement delivered by Vincent Cochetel, Director of Europe Bureau on behalf of UNHCR Senior Officials Meeting of the Valletta Summit on Migration 8-9 February 2017

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

Insecurity in Yemen threatens incoming refugees and migrants

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

Joint UNHCR and IOM statement on addressing migration and refugee movements along the Central Mediterranean route

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

Greece: Europe Refugee Emergency - Daily map indicating capacity and occupancy (Governmental figures) As of 31 January 2017 08:00 a.m. EET

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

Desperate refugees and migrants in Serbia face sub-zero temperatures

25 January 2017 | 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 24 January 2017 08:00 a.m. EET

24 January 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 17 January 2017 08:00 a.m. EET

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

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

UNHCR's position regarding the detention of refugee and migrant children in the migration context

January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Greece: Europe Refugee Emergency - Daily map indicating capacity and occupancy (Governmental figures) As of 20 December 2016 08:00 a.m. EET

20 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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