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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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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

Amid ruins of war in Mosul, residents start to rebuild

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

UNHCR seeing significant returns of internally displaced amid Syria's continuing conflict

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

UNHCR steps up support amidst large-scale returns to Northeast Nigeria

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

Inside Somalia, drought displacement growing

21 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

UN refugee head meets Homs' displaced on Syria visit

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

After the battle, Aleppo residents want to get back to work

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

As Gambia crisis passes, displaced return from Senegal

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

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