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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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Greater support in countries of first asylum needed to stem refugee outflows

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

Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp turns 3, challenges for the future of the thousands living there

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

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

Inter-Agency Regional Update-Syrian Refugees, 19 March 2015

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

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

Inter-Agency Regional Update-Syrian Refugees, 18 February 2015

18 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Inter-Agency Regional Update-Syrian Refugees, 12 February 2015

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

Beyond Humanitarian Assistance? UNHCR and the Response to Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, January 2013 - April 2014

29 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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