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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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The agony of Aleppo follows Syrian refugees into exile

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

Overcoming statelessness in Thailand one case at a time

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

Iraqis with disabilities struggle for dignity in camp

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

More support needed as Mosul displacement grows

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

UNHCR welcomes Kenya statement, urges flexibility on timeframes for Somali refugees

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

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

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