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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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Mediterranean death toll soars in first 5 months of 2016

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

Arrivals by sea in Greece nearing 400,000, implementation of relocation and increased reception capacity still urgently needed

2 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Refugee sea arrivals in Greece this year approach 400,000

2 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Europe's Refugee Emergency Response - Update #4, 25 September – 1 October 2015

1 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe - Overview of arrival trends as of 28 September 2015

30 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Europe's Refugee Emergency Response - Update #3, 17 – 24 September 2015

24 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Another weekend of tragedy marks the Mediterranean, with up to 40 refugees dead

20 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Pressure growing on Greek island of Lesvos, as 2015 refugee and migrant crossings of the Mediterranean top 100,000

9 June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR proposals to address current and future arrivals of asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants by sea to Europe

March 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

So Close, Yet So far From Safety

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

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