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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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Survivors tell harrowing tales of fight for air on "boat of death" off Libya

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

UNHCR delivers aid to thousands in southern Libya as conflict flares

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

UNHCR delivers aid to thousands in southern Libya as conflict rages

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

UNHCR to help Libya improve response to boats in distress off its coast

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

Almost 400 refugees saved after crammed fishing boat sank off Libya

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

Numbers of internally displaced in Libya double since September

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

Numbers of internally displaced in Libya double since September - UNHCR

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

15 conflicts have erupted or reignited in the past 5 years, displacing tens of millions (18 Jun 2015)

18 June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR works to ease dire conditions in Libya's immigration detention centres

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

UNHCR gives qualified welcome to EU Mediterranean plans

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

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