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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 1000s flee West Mosul, UNHCR opens 12th new camp for displaced

12 May 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

UNHCR Opens New Camps for Displaced Iraqis Fleeing Mosul

25 November 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

UNHCR condemns attack on camp for internally displaced in Central African Republic town of Batangafo

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

Iraqi Schools Face a Desk Deficit

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

UN refugee agency opens two new camps for displaced Iraqis in Baghdad

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

Building a Camp: a measured response to Iraqi displacement

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

Displaced Iraqis seek safety and aid in camps as winter falls

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

Displaced at two weeks old, Rahav finds safety in Iraq's newest camp

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

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