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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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Central Mediterranean situation: UNHCR calls for an additional 40,000 resettlement places

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

A home away from home under UNHCR accommodation programme

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

U.S. move offers bittersweet hope to struggling Syrian family

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

A Syrian family's dream of a new life restored

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

Refugees and migrants face high risks in winter weather in Europe

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

Resettlement and Other Admission Pathways for Syrian Refugees

31 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR report puts projected resettlement needs in 2017 at 1.19 million

13 June 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Slovakia receives 37 Somalis from camps in Eritrea

2 May 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UN Secretary General says more help needed for Syrian refugees

30 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR: 1 in 10 Syrian refugees will need resettling

29 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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