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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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Over 300,000 refugees and migrants cross Med so far in 2016

20 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR concern over high death toll as 204,000 cross Mediterranean in first 5 months of 2016

31 May 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Mediterranean death toll soars in first 5 months of 2016

31 May 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Nigeria - COI Compilation

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

Refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe - Overview of arrival trends as of 28 September 2015

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

Refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe - Overview of arrival trends as of 14 September 2015

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

Refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe - Overview of arrival trends as of 7 September 2015

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

UNHCR & IOM - Nationality, Migration and Statelessness in West Africa

June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Italy rescues 6,000 people crossing Mediterranean in four days

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

Protecting Refugees and Other Persons on the Move in the ECOWAS Space

January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

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