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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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External update on influx of Syrian refugees - UNHCR Representation in Turkey, 23 September 2014

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

UNHCR urges Europe to do more to help Syrian refugees

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

UNHCR Central Mediterranean Sea Initiative (CMSI): EU solidarity for rescue-at-sea and protection of refugees and migrants

13 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Refugee Situation Bulgaria - External Update

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

Proposal for a Central Mediterranean Sea Initiative: EU solidarity for rescue-at-sea, protection and comprehensive responses

16 October 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Surviving in the city: A review of UNHCR's operation for Iraqi refugees in urban areas of Jordan, Lebanon and Syria

July 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

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