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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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Lebanese school empowers children with hearing impairment

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

Syria IDP Operations: 2016. Valid as of November 30/11/2016

30 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Southern Turkey: Shelter/NFI cluster-beneficiaries reached in October 2016 (Sub-district level)

30 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Syria - Displacements from Northern Syria, IDP Locations - As of 15 November 2016

29 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Syrian Arab Republic (Northern Governorates): Displacements snapshot from 31 Oct 2016 to 15 Nov 2016

28 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR Expands Winter Assistance to Help 4.6 Million in Syria, Iraq and Region

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

Burning trash to keep warm in Syria town cut off by war

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

The agony of Aleppo follows Syrian refugees into exile

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

Syria Factsheet, November 2016

22 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Iraqi Refugee Response in Hassakeh, Syria - Flash Update

21 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

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