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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 seeking access to detained asylum- seekers and refugees in Nairobi

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

Jordan study finds tough living conditions among Syrian urban and other non-camp refugees

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

UNHCR welcomes Kenya High Court decision on urban refugee rights

30 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

A Congolese mother and her sons regain hope in Cape Town

10 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Syrians in Jordan: A community of refugees flowers in the desert

13 March 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR welcomes Turkey's registration of Syrians in urban areas

11 March 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR welcomes breakthrough Mexico legislation on protection

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

ExCom: UN refugee chief says protracted major conflicts creating new 'global refugee' populations

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

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