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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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Helping a blind boy to focus on his dreams in Turkey

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

Syrian Refugees in the Region (as of 1 August 2014)

1 August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Turkey: Registered Syrian refugees in urban locations (as of 30 June 2014)

30 July 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Syrian Refugees in the Region (as of 01 July 2014)

1 July 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Turkey: Syrian refugees registered in camps (as of 30 June 2014)

30 June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Syria tops world list for forcibly displaced after three years of conflict

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

Inter-Agency Regional Response for Syrian Refugees (28 February - 6 March 2014)

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

Turkey: Syrian Refugees in Urban Locations (as of 28 February 2014)

28 February 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Syrian Refugees in the Region (as of 23 February 2014)

23 February 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR new call for resettlement or other forms of admission for 100,000 Syrians

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

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