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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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UNHCR condemns attack on displaced in western Chad, pledges continued help

13 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Recent fighting near Sudan-South Sudan border displaces 35,000

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

Violence on Sudan-South Sudan border triggers more displacement

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

Thousands of Sudanese refugees increasingly at risk from fighting

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

UNHCR moves Sudanese refugees away from volatile border area

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

Abyei tension still driving civilians into South Sudan

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

Sudan's Abyei region could see further displacement, warns UNHCR

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

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