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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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Iraqis flee Mosul clashes for relative safety of Syria

27 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

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

November 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR concerned at obstacles facing thousands fleeing Ramadi

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

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

27 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Among Kobane's displaced, growing numbers seeking safety in northern Iraq, eastern Syria

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

Whirlwind of violence surprises some residents in northern Syria

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

Echoes From Syria Issue 4 - September 2014

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

Woman Alone: The fight for survival by Syria's refugee women

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

Concern over Syrian refugees at Al Qaem as Iraq's crisis deepens

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

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