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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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UNHCR warns against risky sea crossings as 100,000 reach Yemen this year

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

Refugees and Asylum-seekers in Ethiopia, 31 August 2016

31 August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Refugees and Asylum-seekers in Ethiopia, 30 June 2016

30 June 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Refugees and Asylum-seekers in Ethiopia, 31 May 2016

31 May 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Sudan: Refugees, asylum-seekers, IDPs and others of concern to UNHCR by State as of 30 April 2016

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

Yemen Factsheet, April 2016

April 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

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

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

Refugees and Asylum-seekers in Ethiopia, 29 February 2016

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

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

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

Sudan: Refugees, asylum-seekers, IDPs and others of concern to UNHCR by State as of 30 November 2015

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

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