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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: Refugees and migrants held captive by smugglers in deplorable conditions

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

Seeking alternatives for Niger's people smugglers

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

Australia must end harmful practice of offshore processing

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

After packed boats take on water, 20 feared dead in Mediterranean

16 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

Desperate Journeys

February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

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

Survivors tell of fights over lifejackets as boat flipped off Egypt

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

Over 300,000 refugees and migrants cross Med so far in 2016

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

Know Before You Go: Dangers of Travelling by Sea in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea

August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

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