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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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U.S. move offers bittersweet hope to struggling Syrian family

24 February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

After displacement by Boko Haram, life remains a challenge

23 February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Inside Somalia, drought displacement growing

21 February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

As new Mosul offensive unfolds, sheltering the displaced comes back into focus

21 February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR readies for fresh Mosul exodus as battle moves west

21 February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

A Syrian family's dream of a new life restored

16 February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR gravely concerned by intensified hostilities in Al Mokha affecting Yemeni civilians

11 February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Fleeing west Mosul by boat to the shelter of a UNHCR camp

9 February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Land needed urgently for camps for Burundian refugee arrivals

7 February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Insecurity in Yemen threatens incoming refugees and migrants

7 February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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