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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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As 1000s flee West Mosul, UNHCR opens 12th new camp for displaced

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

Aleppo slowly progresses along road to recovery

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

From camp to city, Myanmar returnees grapple with Yangon life

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

More than one million children have fled escalating violence in South Sudan

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

More than one million children flee South Sudan violence

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

Skin markings save farmer escaping DRC violence

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

Myanmar: Displaced Rohingya at risk of 're-victimization' warns UN refugee agency

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

Angola: UNHCR airlifts aid to newly-arrived refugees from the DRC

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

Syrian shoemaker achieves business success in Morocco

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

UNHCR braces for further displacement as Yemen conflict intensifies

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

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