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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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Land needed urgently for camps for Burundian refugee arrivals

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

Insecurity in Yemen threatens incoming refugees and migrants

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

UNHCR Fears Mosul, Hawiga Fighting will Trigger Displacement Wave

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

Tough choices for Afghan refugees returning home after years in exile

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

Madagascar: UNHCR welcomes new law giving men and women equal rights to transfer nationality to children

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

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

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