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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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Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2016

21 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

Ethiopia: Refugees and Asylum-seekers as of 31 May 2017

7 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Turkey: Provincial Breakdown Non-Syrian Refugees and Asylum Seekers registered with UNHCR (as of 01 June 2017)

1 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Angola Emergency: Outflow of Congolese refugees from the Kasai region (as of 16 May 2017)

19 May 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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

Syria Fact Sheet, May 2017

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

UNHCR urges suspension of transfers of asylum-seekers to Hungary under EU Dublin regulation

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

Open Briefing to United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee

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

Ethiopia: Refugees and Asylum-seekers as of 31 March 2017

4 April 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR Operational Update: Yemen - 1 - 15 March 2017

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

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