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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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Iraq: Update on Syrian Refugees Arriving in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

15 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Iraq's displacement crisis deepens as civilians flee latest ISIS offensive

14 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Fresh displacement crisis in Iraq as 180,000 flee town of Hit

14 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Growing number of Syrian refugees from Kobane seek safety in northern Iraq, eastern Syria

10 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Among Kobane's displaced, growing numbers seeking safety in northern Iraq, eastern Syria

10 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Asylum claims from Syria, Iraq and other conflict zones rise in first half 2014

26 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR reports sharp increase in number of Iraqis fleeing to Jordan and Turkey

23 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Iraqi businessman draws on experience of displacement to help others

17 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Overview of existing or potential locations for displacement sites in northern Iraq

13 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Syrian Refugees in the Region (as of 1 September 2014)

10 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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