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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 welcomes admission of Syrians by Morocco

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

Statement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on returns to northeast Nigeria

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

Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2016

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

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi on World Refugee Day 2017

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

Greece: Europe Refugee Emergency - Weekly map indicating capacity and occupancy (Governmental figures) As of 13 June 2017 10:00 a.m. EET

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

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

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

Critical gaps in Lebanon and Jordan spell looming destitution and despair for Syrian refugee families

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

UNHCR: Irish commitment to refugees shows way forward for those forced to flee

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

Government of Tanzania brings together 'whole of society' to implement landmark refugee reforms

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

Turkey: Provincial Breakdown Syrian Refugees in Turkey (as of 25 May 2017)

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

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