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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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Desperate refugees and migrants in Serbia face sub-zero temperatures

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

UNHCR: Faster movement of people from Greek islands to mainland essential

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

Thousands flee to Uganda after South Sudan flare-up

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

Children fleeing South Sudan struggle in CAR refugee villages

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

5 years into South Kordofan conflict, refugees are still fleeing

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

UNHCR concern over high death toll as 204,000 cross Mediterranean in first 5 months of 2016

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

Mediterranean death toll soars in first 5 months of 2016

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

Action urgently needed as Central America asylum claims soar

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

New hope for a childhood regained on Kos

11 November 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Pining Central African boy dies before family reunion possible

17 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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