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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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Ministerial meeting reaffirms commitment to solving Somalia crisis

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

Communique of Ministerial Meeting on the Somali Refugee Situation commits to fresh impetus for durable solutions for Somali refugees

20 August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Addis Ababa Commitment Towards Somali Refugees

20 August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

UNHCR chief addresses Oxford's Refugee Studies Centre on challenges

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

ExCom: UN refugee chief says protracted major conflicts creating new 'global refugee' populations

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

Strengthening Refugee Protection, Assistance and Support to Host Communities in Kenya and Comprehensive Plan of Action for Somali Refugees : Report on Kenya Stakeholder Consultation

18 May 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Chairman's Summary: High Commissioner's Forum (12 March 2004)

12 March 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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