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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 condemns refugee deaths off Yemen, calls for inquiry

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

UNHCR readies for fresh Mosul exodus as battle moves west

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

UNHCR gravely concerned by intensified hostilities in Al Mokha affecting Yemeni civilians

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

Trapped Mosul civilians in dire need of relief

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

UN High Commissioner for Refugees welcomes release of abducted staff

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

UNHCR Position on Returns to Iraq

14 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR condemns violence against civilians in CAR

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

100,000 fearful civilians trapped in South Sudan town

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

Fears grow for Aleppo residents amid latest violence

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

Update: Civilians continue to flee Falluja

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

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