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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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South Sudan: Refugees residing in and originating from South Sudan | 31 October 2015

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

UNHCR seeking access to detained asylum- seekers and refugees in Nairobi

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

UNHCR welcomes Kenya High Court decision on urban refugee rights

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

Newcomers to Nairobi: the protection concerns and survival strategies of asylum seekers in Kenya's capital city

July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

UNHCR intervention before the High Court of Kenya in the case of Kituo Cha Sheria and others v. The Attorney General

12 March 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Living on the Edge: A Livelihood Status Report on Urban Refugees on Urban Refugees Living in Nairobi, Kenya

7 November 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Navigating Nairobi: A review of the implementation of UNHCR's urban refugee policy in Kenya's capital city

January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

The Nairobi Refugee Program 2005-2007: Working with partner agencies and refugee communities to strengthen urban refugee protection

10 April 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Strengthening Refugee Protection, Assistance and Support to Host Communities in Kenya and Comprehensive Plan of Action for Somali Refugees : Report on Kenya Stakeholder Consultation

18 May 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

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