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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 Syria In Focus - Issue 12 of 2015

7 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UNHCR Position on Deportations to Gaza

February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Registered refugees/asylum seekers in Iraq - End 2012

31 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Refugees in Iraq camp to enjoy more services, rights after registration

4 July 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Syria: Fact Sheet, August 2010

August 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Map of Locations of Groups of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Iraq, July 2007

July 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

The United Nations and Palestinian Refugees

January 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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