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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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Refugees struggle to get by in Tripoli

1 May 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Displaced Libyans return to rebuild Gaddafi's hometown; face needs

16 April 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Background Note on Gender Equality, Nationality Laws and Statelessness

8 March 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Mediterranean takes record as most deadly stretch of water for refugees and migrants in 2011

31 January 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Boat tragedy off Moroccan coast, 4 dead, several boats rescued off Maltese, Italian and Libyan coasts

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

Invisible refugees: protecting Sahrawis and Palestinians displaced by the 2011 Libyan uprising

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

Resettlement programme ends at Egypt's Saloum as Libya crisis wanes

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

ExCom Meeting: Top UNHCR official urges improved protection for the displaced

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

UNHCR concerned as sub-Saharan Africans targeted in Libya

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

UN High Commissioner for Refugees appeals for safety of third-country nationals in Libya

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

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