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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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A Syrian family's dream of a new life restored

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

Nigeria Situation: Populations forcibly displaced by the insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin Region As of 15 February

15 February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Turkey: Provincial Breakdown Syrian Refugees in Turkey (as of 1 February 2017)

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

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

Land needed urgently for camps for Burundian refugee arrivals

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

Insecurity in Yemen threatens incoming refugees and migrants

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

Tough choices for Afghan refugees returning home after years in exile

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

Observations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the draft law proposal "Clearer authority for the Police when implementing decisions concerning expulsion" (Tydligare befogenheter för polisen när beslut om avvisning eller utvisning verkställs)

3 February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

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

Rohingya arrivals in Bangladesh struggle to get back on their feet

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

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