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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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Refugees and migrants face high risks in winter weather in Europe

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

Displaced Mosul family denounce torture

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

Mosul residents face battle for survival

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

Into Mosul's Third Month, UNHCR Bolsters Response to Help Newly Displaced

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

Driven by hunger, Iraqis risk all to flee Mosul offensive

16 December 2016 | 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 Expands Winter Assistance to Help 4.6 Million in Syria, Iraq and Region

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

UNHCR opens new camps for Mosul displaced as winter bites

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

Iraqis with disabilities struggle for dignity in camp

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

More support needed as Mosul displacement grows

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

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