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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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Hope amid the ruins as displaced Iraqis return to West Mosul

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

UNHCR helps displaced Iraqis acquire vital documentation

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

Amid ruins of war in Mosul, residents start to rebuild

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

Mosul's war widows face new challenges in displacement

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

Civilians living in "penury and panic" as Mosul battle rages - UNHCR

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

Mosul response critically underfunded, UNHCR warns

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

A new home in a place of safety for fleeing Mosul residents

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

As 1000s flee West Mosul, UNHCR opens 12th new camp for displaced

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

UN chief urges greater solidarity with Mosul displaced

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

UNHCR warns Mosul situation deteriorating as fighting rages

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

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