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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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UNHCR welcomes admission of Syrians by Morocco

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

Civilians living in "penury and panic" as Mosul battle rages - UNHCR

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

UNHCR appeals for better access as thousands flee Raqqa

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

Syrian family risks all to flee Raqqa as violence surges

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

UNHCR deeply concerned at reports of informal forced returns from Greece to Turkey

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

Critical gaps in Lebanon and Jordan spell looming destitution and despair for Syrian refugee families

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

UNHCR: Irish commitment to refugees shows way forward for those forced to flee

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

Government of Tanzania brings together 'whole of society' to implement landmark refugee reforms

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

Mosul response critically underfunded, UNHCR warns

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

UNHCR steps up support amidst large-scale returns to Northeast Nigeria

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

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