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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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Number of Sudanese heading south ahead of referendum tops 120,000

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

Return to South Sudan ahead of the referendum

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

Some 55,000 head south to areas of origin ahead of Sudan's referendum

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

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review: Sudan

November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Statement of Vincent Cochetel Representative to the United States and the Caribbean United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regarding Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in and from Sudan Before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, September 30, 2010

30 September 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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