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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 concerned over Israel's refugee relocation proposals

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

Campaign Update, October 2017

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

Central Mediterranean situation: UNHCR calls for an additional 40,000 resettlement places

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

As refugee journeys get perilous, UNHCR seeks safer options

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

Update on rescue at sea operations in the Central Mediterranean

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

60,000 new South Sudanese arrivals in Sudan in first three months of 2017

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

South Sudan's refugee crisis now world's fastest growing

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

UN High Commissioner for Refugees welcomes release of abducted staff

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

Survivors tell of fights over lifejackets as boat flipped off Egypt

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

Over 300,000 refugees and migrants cross Med so far in 2016

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

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