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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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Australia urged to ensure protection, assistance and solutions for refugees on Manus Island

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

UNHCR concerned over Israel's refugee relocation proposals

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

Yemen: assisted spontaneous returns for Somali refugees begins

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

UNHCR shocked over Burundians deaths in DRC, calls for investigation

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

Australia should not coerce vulnerable people to return to harm

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

As asylum applications by Venezuelans soar, UNHCR steps up response

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

UNHCR resettles group of vulnerable women refugees from Libya

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

UNHCR urges suspension of transfers of asylum-seekers to Hungary under EU Dublin regulation

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

UNHCR deeply concerned by Hungary plans to detain all asylum seekers

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

UNHCR: Faster movement of people from Greek islands to mainland essential

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

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