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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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Desperate Journeys

February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Turkey - Mediterranean Sea and Western Border Operations : Cumulative Apprehension and Rescue Figures (1 January 2016 - 20 June 2016)

22 June 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Women and children trek exhaustedly into Austrian town of Nickelsdorf to warm welcome

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

Frustrated refugees and migrants at Serbia-Hungary border seek to escape poor reception conditions

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

Who's Doing What Where? (Greek - Turkish borders, as of 07 September 2015)

7 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Who's Doing What Where? (Greek-Turkish borders, as of 26 August 2015)

29 August 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Who's Doing What Where? (Greek - Turkish borders, as of 17 August 2015)

17 August 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR reports sharp increase in number of Iraqis fleeing to Jordan and Turkey

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

Number of Syrian Kurds fleeing to Turkey nears 140,000; humanitarian needs mount

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

UNHCR steps up response as 130,000 Syrian refugees cross into Turkey

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

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