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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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South Sudanese new arrivals in Gambella - Post 15th December 2013 (as of 24-Oct-2014)

24 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

South Sudanese new arrivals in Gambella - Post 15th December 2013 (as of 17-Oct-2014)

17 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Thousands of Lou Nuer tribesmen flee Jonglei into Ethiopia

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

Tribal clashes force 15,000 Lou Nuer people to flee to Ethiopia

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

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