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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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At least 62 dead in Red Sea Boat tragedy

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

UNHCR dismayed at rising deaths from boat accidents in Mediterranean

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

Mixed Migration: Libya at the Crossroads – Mapping of Migration Routes from Africa to Europe and Drivers of Migration in Post-revolution Libya

December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Sea crossings to Yemen exceed 62,000 so far in 2013

8 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Update on UNHCR's operations in the Middle East and North Africa

24 September 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

A record 107,500 people reach Yemen in 2012 after risky sea crossing

15 January 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Eight asylum-seekers suffocate in Mozambique en route to South Africa

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

Perils of journey to Yemen no deterrent for thousands fleeing conflict and poverty in Africa

23 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Regional Conference on "Refugee Protection and International Migration in the Gulf of Aden" (Sana'a, Yemen, 19-20 May 2008)

April 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

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