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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 calls for respect for civilian life and aid agencies as mortar attacks continue in Somali capital

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

UNHCR alarmed by resumption in mortar attacks in Somalia's Mogadishu

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

Somali civilians say they want recognition for conflict losses

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

New clashes menace Somali refugees, force more into displacement

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

Civilian Harm in Somalia: Creating an Appropriate Response

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

UNHCR condemns killings and displacement of civilians in Mogadishu

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

Tens of thousands displaced by clashes in Somalia

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

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