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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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Hope amid the ruins as displaced Iraqis return to West Mosul

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

UNHCR helps displaced Iraqis acquire vital documentation

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

UNHCR shocked and saddened by civilian deaths in Taizz, Yemen

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

As DR Congo's Kasaï displacement grows, no end in sight to civilian suffering

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

Amid ruins of war in Mosul, residents start to rebuild

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

UNHCR chief urges unity in Myanmar's Rakhine state

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

UNHCR condemns attack on its staff in Central African Republic

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

Mosul's war widows face new challenges in displacement

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

UNHCR seeing significant returns of internally displaced amid Syria's continuing conflict

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

UNHCR - worries deepen as CAR violence escalates

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

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