Last Updated: Thursday, 27 July 2017, 14:49 GMT

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
Filter:
Showing 1-10 of 306 results
New supply route boosts humanitarian response in Syria's Ar-Raqqa

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

UNHCR seeing significant returns of internally displaced amid Syria's continuing conflict

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

UNHCR welcomes admission of Syrians by Morocco

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

UNHCR appeals for better access as thousands flee Raqqa

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

Syrian family risks all to flee Raqqa as violence surges

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

Critical gaps in Lebanon and Jordan spell looming destitution and despair for Syrian refugee families

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

Convoy with UNHCR aid reaches besieged Syrian town

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

UNHCR statement on Syrians stranded between Algeria & Morocco

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

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

Search Refworld