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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 Position on Returns to Southern and Central Somalia (Update I)

May 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR Position on Returns to Southern and Central Somalia

17 June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

International Protection Considerations with Regard to people fleeing Southern and Central Somalia

17 January 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

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

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

Latest fighting forces more Somalis into displacement

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

UNHCR condemns killings and displacement of civilians in Mogadishu

4 February 2011 | 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: Somalia

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

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