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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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Update on UNHCR's operations in Europe

24 September 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Update on UNHCR's operations in the Middle East and North Africa

24 September 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

As states increase border controls, UNHCR calls for sensitivity for those fleeing persecution

7 January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR chief addresses Oxford's Refugee Studies Centre on challenges

14 October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Iraqi refugees in Syria reluctant to return to home permanently: survey

8 October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Iraq: Fact Sheet, Septemeber 2010

September 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR Global Report 2009, Iraq

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

UNHCR Global Report 2008, Iraq

June 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Realizing protection space for Iraqi refugees: UNHCR in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon

24 January 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

UNHCR Global Report 2006, Iraq

June 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

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