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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: Inter Agency Operational Update - Syria (February 2016)

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

Thousands of refugees fleeing war cross into Croatia triggering sad memories of own recent past

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

At Serbian border, flow of refugees continued unabated into Hungary

8 September 2015 | 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

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

Thousands of Syrians flee into Iraq's Kurdistan region, major influx continuing

20 August 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR chief urges neighbours to maintain open access for fleeing Syrians

16 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR concerned about Syrians stuck at border, reiterates call for international support

24 May 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

'No Entry! A review of UNHCR's response to border closures in situations of mass refugee influx'

June 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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