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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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UNHCR urges immediate safeguards to be in place before any returns begin under EU-Turkey deal

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

UNHCR calls for safeguards to be in place before returns begin

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

UNHCR on EU-Turkey deal: Asylum safeguards must prevail in implementation

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

Home at last for young refugees in Hungarian orphanage

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

Some 80,000 refugees arrive in Europe in first six weeks of 2016

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

UNHCR concerned about the conditions of refugees and migrants in Calais and Dunkerque, in particular children

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

Thousands still at Greek-FYR Macedonia border

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

UNHCR warns of new humanitarian problems building at crossings from Greece into the Balkans

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

Young Afghan uses language skills to help medics on Lesvos

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

New Balkan border restrictions untenable

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

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