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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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UN chief says aid for Syrian refugees is in global interest

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

Syrian Arab Republic (Northern Governorates): Displacements in NE Aleppo Governorate, 1 - 11 March 2017

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

Once blossoming Syrian town now scarred by war

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

U.S. move offers bittersweet hope to struggling Syrian family

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

A Syrian family's dream of a new life restored

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

UN refugee chief calls for accelerated assistance for Aleppo

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

UN refugee head meets Homs' displaced on Syria visit

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

After the battle, Aleppo residents want to get back to work

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

Amid the ruins of Aleppo, UNHCR sees signs of hope

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

Resettlement and Other Admission Pathways for Syrian Refugees

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

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