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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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Situation au Mali: Refugiés, Rapatriés et Personnes déplacées Internes au Mali, août 2014

31 August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Excerpts of Concluding Observations and Recommendations from UN Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures' Reports - Universal Periodic Review: Benin

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

UNHCR Côte d'Ivoire Situation Update, 15 November 2011

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

UNHCR Côte d'Ivoire Situation Update, 26 September 2011

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

UNHCR Côte d'Ivoire Situation Update, 28 July 2011

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

UNHCR Côte d'Ivoire Situation Update, 22 July 2011

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

UNHCR Côte d'Ivoire Situation Update, 14 July 2011

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

UNHCR Côte d'Ivoire Situation Update, 7 July 2011

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

UNHCR Côte d'Ivoire Situation Update, 22 June 2011

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

Protecting Refugees and Other Persons on the Move in the ECOWAS Space

January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

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