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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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Syria conflict at 5 years: the biggest refugee and displacement crisis of our time demands a huge surge in solidarity

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

Malawi to reopen former camp, as Mozambique refugee numbers grow

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

Driven from their land, Syrian farmers scavenge to survive

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

UNHCR concerned over restrictions on freedom of movement for displaced Iraqis in camps

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

South Sudan fighting forces thousands to flee to CAR, Uganda and DR Congo

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

UNHCR concerned at restrictions on displaced Iraqis in camps

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

Doctors face uphill task to treat Syria's mental wounds

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

Iraqi grandmother defies tradition to set up shop

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

Catering start-up empowers Afghan refugee women in Delhi

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

Yemen conflict leaves 2.4 million forcibly displaced

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

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