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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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Ethiopian refugee family from Yemen start over in Sweden

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

Refugee turns host and protector for displaced South Sudanese

30 January 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

A responsibility to protect: UNHCR and statelessness in Egypt

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

Resettlement restores hope for Ethiopian boy who lost all

14 June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Mixed maritime migration to Yemen reaches record annual high

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

At least 10 die in smuggling boat incident in the Gulf of Aden

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

Hundreds return to Libya in desperate bid to reach Europe by boat

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

Death on the Mediterranean

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

Fresh account from survivor of boat fleeing Libya

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

New drowning incidents involving refugees in the Gulf of Aden

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

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