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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 concerned about welfare of Kachins sent back from China

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

Lebanon Update: Situation in North Lebanon

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

UNHCR says open borders needed for people fleeing Libya

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

UNHCR encouraged by prospects of improved access in northern Yemen

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

UNHCR In Somalia: Fact Sheet | January 2011

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

High Commissioner Guterres seeks stepped up access and aid for Yemen

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

UNHCR issues recommendations for incoming Hungarian EU Presidency

14 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR distributes winter aid to the displaced in north-west Pakistan

10 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR chief addresses Oxford's Refugee Studies Centre on challenges

14 October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Iraqi refugees in Syria reluctant to return to home permanently: survey

8 October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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