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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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Sudanese refugees seek safety in troubled South Sudan

28 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

South Sudan Situation UNHCR Regional Update, 76 (19 September – 2 October 2015)

2 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UNHCR Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Colombia

September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Colombia

September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR welcomes signing of South Sudan peace deal as refugee and IDP numbers surpass 2.6 million mark

28 August 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

South Sudan Situation UNHCR Regional Update, 48 (19 – 23 January 2015)

23 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Ceasefires and durable solutions in Myanmar: a lessons learned review

March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

What happens after the war? how refugee camp peace programmes contribute to post-conflict peacebuilding strategies

17 March 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Frozen words: memory and sexual violence amongst Sudanese refugee women in Cairo

18 June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

From "Yes we can" to "Not again," two-time refugee loses hope amid Sudan fighting

15 November 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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