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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 street fighting rages in Mosul, residents run for safety

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

As Mosul displacement continues, UNHCR opens new camps, expands appeal

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

Hunger and violence drive residents to flee west Mosul

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

UNHCR Adding Camp Capacity for New Mosul Displacement

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

Thousands flee west Mosul as fighting intensifies

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

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

Fleeing west Mosul by boat to the shelter of a UNHCR camp

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

UNHCR Fears Mosul, Hawiga Fighting will Trigger Displacement Wave

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

Displacement wave expected if Mosul, Hawiga fighting intensifies

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

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