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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 Mosul Displacement Continues, UNHCR Steps Up Assistance

11 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Families fleeing Mosul offensive celebrate new-found freedoms

11 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Mosul residents tell of harsh rule and perilous flight

7 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

South Sudan's revived conflict displaced thousands every day in October

4 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Myanmar refugees pave the way home in pilot return

28 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Kenya's stateless Makonde people finally obtain papers

27 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Families fleeing Mosul assault find safety in Iraq, Syria

25 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR concern over illegal return of 10 Syrian Nationals from Greece

21 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Mosul: Low-level displacement in northern Iraq and Syria, UNHCR focus on continued preparations

21 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR makes new aid delivery push in Yemen, welcomes 72-hour ceasefire

21 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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