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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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Jordan Refugee Response: 3W Reporting - Education (as of September 2014)

30 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Jordan Refugee Response: 3W Reporting - Education (19 Jun 2014)

19 June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Tested at the Margins: the Contingent Rights of Displaced Iraqi Children in Jordan.

January 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Syrian refugee children prepare to start school, Iraq opens border crossing

21 September 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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