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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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Driven by starvation, Syrians forage for grass

12 January 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

Fresh Displacement, Changing Dynamics, UNHCR Responds

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

UNHCR Syria In Focus - Issue 10 of 2015

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

Thousands flee Palmyra, UNHCR steps up aid

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

Refugees endure worsening conditions as Syria's conflict enters 5th year

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

UNHCR Syria In Focus - Issue 02 of 2015

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

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

Growing number of Syrian refugees from Kobane seek 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

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