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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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Greece: Europe Refugee Emergency - Daily map indicating capacity and occupancy (Governmental figures) As of 8 July 2016 08:00 a.m. EET

8 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Greece: Europe Refugee Emergency - Daily map indicating capacity and occupancy (Governmental figures) As of 7 July 2016 08:00 a.m. EET

7 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR calls for safeguards to be in place before returns begin

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

UNHCR on EU-Turkey deal: Asylum safeguards must prevail in implementation

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

UNHCR Concerned by build up along borders and additional hardships for refugees and asylum seekers

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

UNHCR ramping up support on Greece's Lesvos, focus on sea rescue and improved reception

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

Some 3,300 people a day still arriving on Lesvos

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

As number of refugee and migrant arrivals to Greece hits half a million, UNHCR warns of continued chaos unless reception in Greece strengthened and relocation expedited

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

UNHCR warns that time is running out for Europe to resolve refugee emergency

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

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres on Refugee Crisis in Europe

4 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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