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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 welcomes admission of Syrians by Morocco

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

Statement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on returns to northeast Nigeria

21 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2016

21 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi on World Refugee Day 2017

20 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Civilians living in "penury and panic" as Mosul battle rages - UNHCR

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

Iraq: CCCM Settlement Status Map (15 Jun 2017)

15 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Iraq: CCCM - IDP populations in temporary settlements by district - 15 June 2017

15 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR Observations on the draft Law Proposal for an Act on the Promotion of Immigrant Integration

15 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Syrian Arab Republic (Northern Governorates): Displacements snapshot from 1st to 31st May 2017

15 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Iraq Flash Update (as of 13 June 2017)

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

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