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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 street fighting rages in Mosul, residents run for safety

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

South Sudan's refugee crisis now world's fastest growing, Uganda and region in critical need of help

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

As Mosul displacement continues, UNHCR opens new camps, expands appeal

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

South Sudan's refugee crisis now world's fastest growing

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

Syrian Arab Republic (Northern Governorates): Displacements in NE Aleppo Governorate, 1 - 11 March 2017

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

Connectivity brightening future of refugees in Malawi

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

Displaced Yemenis face dire conditions after latest violence

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

Hunger and violence drive residents to flee west Mosul

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

UNHCR Adding Camp Capacity for New Mosul Displacement

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

UNHCR deeply concerned by Hungary plans to detain all asylum seekers

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

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