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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

South Sudan Situation UNHCR Regional Update, 78 (17–30 October 2015)

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

South Sudan Situation: Regional Overview as of 30 September 2015

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

More than 2.25 million now displaced in South Sudan and across its borders

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

South Sudan Situation UNHCR Regional Update, 51 (09 – 13 February 2015)

13 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Hungry for help: refugees in Kenya feel the effects of recent food cuts

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

Ethiopia overtakes Kenya as Africa's biggest refugee-hosting country

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

Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Kenya (Jul 2014)

31 July 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

South Sudan: food shortages raise tensions and force more people into exile

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

UNHCR appeals for accelerated help for refugees fleeing CAR, South Sudan

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

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