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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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Into Mosul's Third Month, UNHCR Bolsters Response to Help Newly Displaced

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

Conflict pushes displaced Yemenis to the brink

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

East Aleppo residents tell of horror, cold and hunger

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

Some 13,000 displaced by Ninja clashes in Republic of Congo

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

UNHCR moves 1,100 out of tents, beating first snows of winter

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

Libyans twice uprooted by war call for urgent help

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

Lebanese school empowers children with hearing impairment

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

Campaign Update, December 2016

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

UNHCR warns against risky sea crossings as 100,000 reach Yemen this year

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

Bulgaria: UNHCR concerned about calls for expulsions following tensions at overcrowded and substandard reception centre for asylum-seekers

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

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