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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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Convoy with UNHCR aid reaches besieged Syrian farm town

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

Convoy with UNHCR aid reaches besieged Syrian farm town

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

Syria IDP Operations: 2016

17 May 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Syria camp airstrikes show shocking disregard for civilians

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

Iraq: Syrian Refugee Stats and Locations, 30 April 2016

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

Greek couple offers a welcome haven to Syrian family

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

Syrian refugee carries Olympic flame through Athens

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

Displaced by war, Syrian tailor starts over in a rented van

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

Access to jobs improving for Syrian refugees in Jordan

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

Work permit boost gives hope to Syrian refugees in Jordan

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

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