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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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Senegal: Around 45,000 have fled political uncertainty in The Gambia

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

New start for victims of war in city of peace

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

UNHCR welcomes first arrivals of Syrian refugees in Canada

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

As number of refugee and migrant arrivals to Greece hits half a million, UNHCR warns of continued chaos unless reception in Greece strengthened and relocation expedited

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

Refugee sea arrivals in Greece this year approach 400,000

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

Arrivals by sea in Greece nearing 400,000, implementation of relocation and increased reception capacity still urgently needed

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

UNHCR urges Italy to improve facilities on Lampedusa as boat tragedy death toll rises

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

Boat arrivals on Lampedusa

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

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