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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 appeals for better access as thousands flee Raqqa

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

Critical gaps in Lebanon and Jordan spell looming destitution and despair for Syrian refugee families

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

Mosul response critically underfunded, UNHCR warns

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

Convoy with UNHCR aid reaches besieged Syrian town

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

As Yemen conditions deteriorate, Somali refugees look to return home

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

UNHCR brings aid to flashpoints in Yemen, warns of deteriorating conditions

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

More than one million children have fled escalating violence in South Sudan

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

Angola: UNHCR airlifts aid to newly-arrived refugees from the DRC

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

UNHCR braces for further displacement as Yemen conflict intensifies

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

More than 6,000 flee fresh South Sudan violence into Uganda

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

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