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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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Aleppo slowly progresses along road to recovery

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

Syrian shoemaker achieves business success in Morocco

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

A home away from home under UNHCR accommodation programme

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

Escaping war at home, Syrian couple start over in Argentina

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

UNHCR warns funding cuts threaten aid to Syrian refugees, hosts

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

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

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