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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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Nigeria returnees face shelter problems, economic challenges, food shortages

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

Hundreds of Nigerians return to devastated homes in north-east

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

Update on Return of Afghan Refugees from Pakistan, 5 September 2016

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

Mali refugees cautious about return, despite peace deal

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

After decades in Pakistan, more Afghan refugees set to return

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

Despite Boko Haram threat, some displaced Nigerians return

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

Afghanistan - Volrep and Border Monitoring Monthly Update, 01 January—31 May 2016

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

Survey finds Nigerian refugees in Cameroon want to go home

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

Displaced villagers return home in Myanmar's Rakhine state

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

UNHCR Position on Returns to Southern and Central Somalia (Update I)

May 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

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