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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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After packed boats take on water, 20 feared dead in Mediterranean

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

UNHCR brings aid to flashpoints in Yemen, warns of deteriorating conditions

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

Twenty feared dead in latest Mediterranean tragedy

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

Update: Over 20,000 DRC refugees in Angola

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

A new home in a place of safety for fleeing Mosul residents

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

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

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