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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: 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

Convoy with UNHCR aid reaches besieged Syrian town

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

UNHCR statement on Syrians stranded between Algeria & Morocco

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

Surging violence in Central African Republic forces 88,000 to flee

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

Update on rescue at sea operations in the Central Mediterranean

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

UNHCR refers Kenya staff to police after internal investigation finds fraud at Kakuma camp

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

UNHCR renews warning over Burundi situation as funding dries to a trickle

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

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