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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 praises Austrian, German Leadership and Civil Society Response

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

Mediterranean Sea crossings exceed 300,000, including 200,000 to Greece

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

Bodies found dead in a truck near border, while asylum seekers flow into Hungary

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

UNHCR urges States to help avert Bay of Bengal boat crisis in coming weeks

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

Survivors tell harrowing tales of fight for air on "boat of death" off Libya

28 August 2015 | 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

UNHCR urges humane treatment for refugees, urges collective action on issue

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

UNHCR assists refugees at Greece-FYR Macedonia border, where calm is returning

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

Numbers of refugee arrivals to Greece increase dramatically

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

UNHCR to help Libya improve response to boats in distress off its coast

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

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