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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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Risks growing for increasing numbers of refugees and migrants crossing the Western Balkans

12 June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Afghanistan - Khost & Paktika Situation Update, 11 June 2015

11 June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Pressure growing on Greek island of Lesvos, as 2015 refugee and migrant crossings of the Mediterranean top 100,000

9 June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Afghanistan - Volrep and Border Monitoring Monthly Update, 01 January—30 April 2015

31 May 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Afghanistan: Humanitarian Response in Khost and Paktika - NFIs, Tents, Vaccinations and Food Packages (24 May 2015)

24 May 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

IDP Task Force - Update on Kunduz – 21 May 2015

21 May 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UNHCR head "extremely enthusiastic" after meeting leaders of Afghanistan

15 May 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Afghanistan - Volrep and Border Monitoring Monthly Update, 01 January—30 April 2015

30 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Assisted Voluntary Repatriation to Afghanistan, Return by Province of Destination - 01 January - 30 April 2015

30 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Afghanistan: Conflict-Induced IDPs by Province of Displacement Profiled from January to April 2015

30 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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