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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 seeks support for alternatives to dangerous refugee journeys

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

As refugee journeys get perilous, UNHCR seeks safer options

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

Libya Situation: Operational Update 26 June – 5 July 2017

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

UNHCR resettles group of vulnerable women refugees from Libya

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

UNHCR Libya Response in 2017

27 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Libya Situation: Operational Update 9-15 June 2017

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

Mixed Migration Trends in Libya: Changing Dynamics and Protection Challenges

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

Mixed Migration Trends in Libya: Changing Dynamics and Protection Challenges - Executive Summary

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

After packed boats take on water, 20 feared dead in Mediterranean

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

Update on two shipwrecks in the Central Mediterranean

9 May 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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