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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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Iris scan system provides cash lifeline to Syrian refugees in Jordan

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

Fighting and despair triggers rise in numbers fleeing Syria to Jordan

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

Registered Syrians in Jordan (14 March 2015)

14 March 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Refugees endure worsening conditions as Syria's conflict enters 5th year

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

Living in the Shadows - Jordan Home Visits Report 2014

14 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR chief urges action to tackle rising poverty of Syrian refugees

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

Jordan: Syrian refugee households visited by UNHCR and IRD, January to June 2014

14 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Jordan: Total Syrian refugee population visited by UNHCR and IRD, January to June 2014

14 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Jordan: Internal migration amongst visited households (as of 14 Jan 2015)

14 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Winter storms bring more hardship to refugees in Jordan's Za'atari camp

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

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