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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 Concerned by build up along borders and additional hardships for refugees and asylum seekers

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

Women and children trek exhaustedly into Austrian town of Nickelsdorf to warm welcome

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

UNHCR outlines proposals to manage refugee and migration crisis in Europe ahead of EU Summit

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

Mediterranean: another weekend of Tragedy

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

Frustrated refugees and migrants at Serbia-Hungary border seek to escape poor reception conditions

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

At Serbian border, flow of refugees continued unabated into Hungary

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

UNHCR praises Austrian, German Leadership and Civil Society Response

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

Bodies found dead in a truck near border, while asylum seekers flow into Hungary

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

As Syria crisis continues, UNHCR urges EU states to uphold Common Asylum System principles

16 October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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