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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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As new Mosul offensive unfolds, sheltering the displaced comes back into focus

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

UNHCR readies for fresh Mosul exodus as battle moves west

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

UNHCR's Grandi: Failures behind Nigeria IDP camp tragedy must be identified

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

100,000 fearful civilians trapped in South Sudan town

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

Mosul offensive triggers growing displacement in Iraq

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

UNHCR preparing for huge displacement from Iraq's Mosul

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

Nigeria military advances uncover vast humanitarian needs

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

UNHCR concerned at restrictions on displaced Iraqis in camps

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

Ban condemns escalated fighting in South Sudan, deplores deaths of civilians in UN camp

20 May 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Fresh fighting in Pakistan's North Waziristan displaces more than 75,000

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

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