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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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International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing the Syrian Arab Republic, Update V

3 November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing the Syrian Arab Republic, Update V

3 November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Iraq Flash Update (2 November 2017)

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

Hope amid the ruins as displaced Iraqis return to West Mosul

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

Hope amid the ruins as displaced Iraqis return to West Mosul

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

As DR Congo's Kasaï displacement grows, no end in sight to civilian suffering

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

Civilians living in "penury and panic" as Mosul battle rages - UNHCR

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

UNHCR appeals for better access as thousands flee Raqqa

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

Syrian family risks all to flee Raqqa as violence surges

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

UNHCR Mosul Emergency Response Since October 2016

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

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