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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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Mauritania - UNHCR Operational Update, As of 14 July 2016

14 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Mauritania - UNHCR Operational Update, As of 11 March 2016

11 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UNHCR completes repatriation of more than 24,000 Mauritanians

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

UNHCR resumes repatriation of Mauritanian refugees in Senegal

19 October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Accord tripartite entre le gouvernement de la République islamique de Mauritanie, le gouvernement de la République du Sénégal et le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés pour le rapatriement volontaire des réfugiés Mauritaniens au Sénégal

12 November 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

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