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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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Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Kenya (as of February 2016)

29 February 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Burundi Situation: Displacement of Burundians into Neighbouring Countries since April 2015 | as of 15 February 2016

15 February 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Fighting in eastern DRC forces tens of thousands to flee homes

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

Fighting in eastern DRC forces thousands to flee

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

Congolese refugees flee new South Sudan fighting

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

Kenya: Registered refugees and asylum-seekers (as of 31 December 2015)

13 January 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Uganda: Registered refugees and asylum-seekers (as of 31 December 2015)

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

Uganda hosts record 500,000 refugees and asylum-seekers

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

Burundi Situation: Displacement of Burundians into Neighbouring Countries | As of 14 December 2015

14 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Refugee and sexual violence survivor restores hope in Rwanda

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

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