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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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In Italy, scholarship gives South Sudanese refugee fresh chance

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

EU Emergency Relocation Mechanism (as of 27 September 2017)

28 September 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

EU Emergency Relocation Mechanism As of 31 July 2017

2 August 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Desperate Journeys; Refugees and migrants entering and crossing Europe via the Mediterranean and Western Balkans routes

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

As refugee journeys get perilous, UNHCR seeks safer options

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

High Commissioner Grandi urges more solidarity with Italy

3 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Au coeur des faits : évaluation de la crédibilité des demandes d'asile présentées par les enfants au sein de l'Union européenne

June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

After packed boats take on water, 20 feared dead in Mediterranean

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

Twenty feared dead in latest Mediterranean tragedy

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

Update on two shipwrecks in the Central Mediterranean

9 May 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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