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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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UNHCR gives qualified welcome to EU Mediterranean plans

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

Burns victims receive treatment in Sicilian hospital

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

Background Note on Gender Equality, Nationality Laws and Statelessness 2015

6 March 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

UNHCR delivers medical aid to hospital in Benghazi

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

Upsurge in Libya fighting triggers new displacement

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

Fresh fighting in the New Year triggers displacement in Libya

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

More than 100,000 Libyans flee fighting over past month

14 November 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

New displacement in east, south and west of Libya

14 November 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Position on Returns to Libya

12 November 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Over 100,000 people displaced in Libya over the past three weeks

10 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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