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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 preparing for huge displacement from Iraq's Mosul

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

Rwandan refugees head home after a generation in Angola

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

Somalia Refugees in the Horn of Africa and Yemen (July 2016)

18 August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Mauritania - UNHCR Operational Update, As of 15 August 2016

15 August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Gay and transgender refugees seek safety in the Middle East

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

Turkey - Mediterranean Sea and Western Border Operations : Cumulative Apprehension and Rescue Figures since 1 January 2016 (as of 15 August 2016)

15 August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Sudan: Arrivals from South Sudan | 1 – 15 August 2016

15 August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

South Sudan Situation: Regional Emergency Update #5 (8-14 August 2016)

14 August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Uganda - Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Country (as 31 July 2016)

12 August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

South Sudan: Refugee population by State | 31 July 2016

10 August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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