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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 airlifts aid to Uganda as thousands arrive from South Sudan

20 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UN Refugee Chief: World must act to end South Sudan suffering

30 August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

South Sudan Situation: Regional Emergency Update #7 (22 –28 August 2016)

28 August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

South Sudan Situation: Regional Emergency Update #6 (15 –21 August 2016)

21 August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UNHCR warns of overcrowding, funding shortages amid sharply worsening South Sudan displacement

12 August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

South Sudan Situation: Regional Emergency Update #3 (25 - 31 July 2016)

31 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

South Sudan Situation: Regional Emergency Update #2 (18 – 24 July 2016)

24 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Uganda: Emergency Update on the South Sudan Refugee Situation Inter-Agency Daily #9 | 21st July 2016

21 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

South Sudan Situation: Regional Emergency Update #1 (11–17 July 2016)

17 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

On eve of South Sudan 5th Anniversary, forced displacement continues to rise

8 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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