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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 alarmed at deteriorating conditions in Yemen

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

With border closures into second week, Yemen suffering worsens

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

UNHCR urges open borders for people fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State

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

Border fences and internal border controls in Europe (March 2017)

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

UNHCR chief appeals for easing of restrictions on movement across contact line in Eastern Ukraine

25 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Hundreds suffer at Hungary-Serbia border

21 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR concerned Hungary pushing asylum seekers back to Serbia

15 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Hungary: UNHCR concerned about new restrictive law, increased reports of violence, and a deterioration of the situation at border with Serbia

15 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Recommendations to the Slovak Republic for its Presidency of the Council of the EU July - December 2016

July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Recommendations to the Slovak Republic for its Presidency of the Council of the EU July - December 2016

July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

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