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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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Millions of refugees at risk in the Middle East as winter funds dwindle

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

UNHCR Regional Winter Assistance Plan 2017-2018 (Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt)

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

Critical gaps in Lebanon and Jordan spell looming destitution and despair for Syrian refugee families

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

Jordan: UNHCR Operational Update, June 2017

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

Jordan: UNHCR Operational Update, March 2017

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

Jordan: UNHCR Operational Update, January 2017

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

Jordan: UNHCR Operational Update, December 2016

December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Overview on UNHCR's operations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

23 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Jordan: UNHCR Operational Update, September 2016

September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Jordan: UNHCR Operational Update, August 2016

August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

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