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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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On eve of South Sudan 5th Anniversary, forced displacement continues to rise

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

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

UNHCR Regional Update - Yemen Situation #39 (May 2016)

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

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

Somali Refugees in the Horn of Africa and Yemen - November 2015

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

Somali Refugees in the Horn of Africa and Yemen - October 2015

4 November 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

South Sudan Situation: Regional Overview as of 28 October 2015

28 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Despite conflict, refugees continue to arrive by boat in Yemen

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

South Sudan Situation: Regional overview of population of concern | 16 September 2015

27 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR welcomes signing of South Sudan peace deal as refugee and IDP numbers surpass 2.6 million mark

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

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