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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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Violent incidents at Kenya's Kakuma refugee camp claim eight lives over past week

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

South Sudan situation (as of 19 June 2014)

19 June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

South Sudan Situation, as of 22 May 2014

22 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

South Sudan emergency situation map (as of 14 Jan 2014)

14 January 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR working to cope with thousands of people fleeing South Sudan and to offer more service in the country

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

Safe Haven: Sheltering Displaced Persons from Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

May 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Dadaab: Walking the fine line between helping refugees and risking lives

28 November 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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