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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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Catering start-up empowers Afghan refugee women in Delhi

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

UNHCR warns of "looming refugee crisis" in the Americas

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

Sparks, skills and new hope for Afghan refugee women in Iran

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

Survival and Loss: A young Syrian woman's deadly voyage to Europe

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

Syrian refugee women fight for survival as they head families alone

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

Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilation & Asylum in the European Union - A Statistical Update (March 2014)

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

16 Days of Activism: a multiple rape victim faces uncertain future

10 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

New Delhi police teach refugee women how to take care of themselves

9 October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

International Women's Day: UNHCR seeks greater access to education for women

8 March 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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