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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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Insecurity in Yemen threatens incoming refugees and migrants

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

Refugees and migrants face high risks in winter weather in Europe

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

UNHCR viewpoint: 'Refugee' or 'migrant' - Which is right?

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

Hungarian border last hurdle on a long journey from war zones

17 December 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR urges focus on saving lives as 2014 boat people numbers near 350,000

10 December 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

High seas tragedies leave more than 300 dead on the Mediterranean in past week

26 August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR calls for urgent European action to end refugee and migrant deaths at sea

24 July 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

At least 62 dead in Red Sea Boat tragedy

6 June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR dismayed at rising deaths from boat accidents in Mediterranean

13 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Yemen meet agrees on regional cooperation to tackle asylum and irregular migration

13 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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