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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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Syrian Arab Republic (Northern Governorates): Displacements snapshot from 1st to 31st December, 2016

11 January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR Syria Refugee Response: Distribution of the contracted hospitals in Lebanon - January 05, 2017

5 January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Amid the ruins of Aleppo, UNHCR sees signs of hope

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

Syrian Arab Republic: Whole of Syria CCCM Sector response snapshot for 2016 (as of November)

2 January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

As winter blows in across Lebanon, refugees struggle

23 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Syria IDP Operations: 2016. Valid as of December 20/12/2016

20 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Greece: Europe Refugee Emergency - Daily map indicating capacity and occupancy (Governmental figures) As of 20 December 2016 08:00 a.m. EET

20 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Cash aid empowers refugees and boosts Lebanese economy

16 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon 2016

16 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Greece: Europe Refugee Emergency - Daily map indicating capacity and occupancy (Governmental figures) As of 15 December 2016 08:00 a.m. EET

15 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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