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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 condemns attack on Jordanian border guards, sends condolences

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

Access to jobs improving for Syrian refugees in Jordan

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

Work permit boost gives hope to Syrian refugees in Jordan

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

UN refugee chief urges focus on Syria crisis during Jordan visit

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

Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon snared in poverty - study

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

Hope gone in Jordan, Syrian refugees eye risky onward journey

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

UNHCR flags winter relief operations for refugees

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

Greater support in countries of first asylum needed to stem refugee outflows

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

Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp turns 3, challenges for the future of the thousands living there

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

Iris scan system provides cash lifeline to Syrian refugees in Jordan

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

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