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UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, was established on 14 December 1950 by the UN General Assembly, mandated to guide and coordinate international action to protect refugees and find viable solutions. Its main concern is to ensure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find shelter in another country, with the prospect of voluntary repatriation, local integration in the country of asylum or relocation to a third country. The Office of the UNHCR in Greece has been operating since March 1952. It collaborates with the government, NGOs and other agencies and organizations in order to ensure the protection of refugees, asylum seekers and all people protected within the mandate of the UNHCR. Furthermore, it strives to inform and sensitize the public about refugee issues in order to create a climate of tolerance and respect for the rights of refugees.