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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 woman gives birth to quintuplets weeks after fleeing Iraq

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

UNHCR steps up aid as Yazidis stream into Syria from Iraq's Mount Sinjar

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

Refugee movements into Syria

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

UNHCR distributes aid to hundreds of Lebanese, Syrians fleeing fighting in Arsal

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

Concern mounts for refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya

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

Helping a blind boy to focus on his dreams in Turkey

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

Echoes From Syria Issue 3 - August 2014

August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Syria: Emergency Shelter and NFI Sector Factsheet - Issue 2, August 2014

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

Syrian Refugees in the Region (as of 1 August 2014)

1 August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Syria Refugee Response: Lebanon, Akkar Governorate - Distribution of the Registered Syrian Refugees at the Cadastral Level - As of 31 July 2014

31 July 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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