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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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High Commissioner's opening statement at the 67th session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

3 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Update on UNHCR's operations in Africa

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

Côte d'Ivoire - COI Compilation

4 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

More than 300,000 still displaced in Côte d'Ivoire; 200,000 remain overseas

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

Shelter from the storm: A real-time evaluation of UNHCR's response to the emergency in Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia

June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Humanitarian situation in Côte d'Ivoire remains alarming

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

UNHCR resumes aid distribution to displaced in Ivorian massacre town

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

Ivorian exodus spreads in West Africa as crisis deepens

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

Escalating violence in Côte d'Ivoire sees dramatic rise in displacement

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

Fears mount that Côte d'Ivoire conflict could spill into Liberia

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

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