Last Updated: Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 14:49 GMT

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
Selected filters: Country News Iraq
Filter:
Showing 1-10 of 150 results
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

Trapped Mosul civilians in dire need of relief

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

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

Driven by hunger, Iraqis risk all to flee Mosul offensive

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

Search Refworld