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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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Schools enrol more Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

7 July 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

Wounded Syrian refugee inspires others through outreach work

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

Debt a growing burden for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

20 November 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

200,000 Syrian refugee children to get free schooling in Lebanon

2 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

Refugees endure worsening conditions as Syria's conflict enters 5th year

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

Humanity, hope and thoughts of home: Syrian refugees in southern Lebanon

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

More tragedy for widowed Syrian as triplet son dies

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

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