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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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Gaps in Geneva, gaps on the ground: case studies of Somalis displaced to Kenya and Egypt during the 2011 drought

13 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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

Thousands of Somalis flee renewed clashes into Mogadishu

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

New clashes force thousands to flee into Mogadishu

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

Almost 320,000 civilians flee Somalia this year, including 20,000 to Yemen

21 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

Latest fighting forces more Somalis into displacement

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

Somalia: Population Movement Tracking - Since 1 December 2010

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

East Africa: Somali Refugees in the Region (As of September 2010)

6 September 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Somalia: Estimated Total IDPs (July 2010)

27 July 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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