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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 welcomes Kenya statement, urges flexibility on timeframes for Somali refugees

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

Kenya's stateless Makonde people finally obtain papers

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

UNHCR, African host countries agree on final steps to resolve Rwandan refugee situation

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

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

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

South Sudan: Refugees residing in and originating from South Sudan | 30 June 2016

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

South Sudan: Refugees residing in and originating from South Sudan | 30 April 2016

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

UNHCR appeals to Kenya over decision to end refugee hosting

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

South Sudan refugee outflow continues, UNHCR reports severe funding shortfall

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

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