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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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Syria: NFI 2-Month Distribution Plan, Reporting Period: March - April 2017

22 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR Syria In Focus - Issue 16 of 2015

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

Living in the Shadows - Jordan Home Visits Report 2014

14 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Turkey experiences major refugee influx

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

From slow boil to breaking point: A real-time evaluation of UNHCR's response to the Syrian refugee emergency

July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

UNHCR's Guterres: Syria refugees reach one million

6 March 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner (Protection) High Level Segment of the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council

26 February 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing the Syrian Arab Republic

June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

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