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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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Displacement wave expected if Mosul, Hawiga fighting intensifies

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

Rohingya arrivals in Bangladesh struggle to get back on their feet

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

UN refugee chief calls for accelerated assistance for Aleppo

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

Trapped Mosul civilians in dire need of relief

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

UN refugee head meets Homs' displaced on Syria visit

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

After the battle, Aleppo residents want to get back to work

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

Desperate refugees and migrants in Serbia face sub-zero temperatures

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

As Gambia crisis passes, displaced return from Senegal

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

As tensions ease, some displaced return to Bangui

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

Chad helps returnees at risk of statelessness to get papers

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

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