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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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Hope amid the ruins as displaced Iraqis return to West Mosul

11 August 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Civilians living in "penury and panic" as Mosul battle rages - UNHCR

16 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Mosul Emergency Response Since October 2016

13 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR Mosul Emergency Response Since October 2016

12 April 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Iraq Flash Update (as of 2 April 2017)

2 April 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UN chief urges greater solidarity with Mosul displaced

31 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR warns Mosul situation deteriorating as fighting rages

23 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

As street fighting rages in Mosul, residents run for safety

17 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Iraq Flash Update (as of 14 March 2017)

14 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Hunger and violence drive residents to flee west Mosul

7 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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