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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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External update on influx of Syrian refugees - UNHCR Representation in Turkey, 21 October 2014

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

Iraq: Update on Syrian Refugees Arriving in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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

Growing number of Syrian refugees from Kobane seek safety in northern Iraq, eastern Syria

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

Among Kobane's displaced, growing numbers seeking safety in northern Iraq, eastern Syria

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

External update on influx of Syrian refugees - UNHCR Representation in Turkey, 10 October 2014

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

Whirlwind of violence surprises some residents in northern Syria

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

External update on influx of Syrian refugees - UNHCR Representation in Turkey, 03 October 2014

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

External update on influx of Syrian refugees - UNHCR Representation in Turkey, 01 October 2014

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

Echoes From Syria Issue 5 - October 2014

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

External update on influx of Syrian refugees - UNHCR Representation in Turkey, 30 September 2014

30 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

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