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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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Thousands of Libyans flee fighting in west into Tunisia

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

Protection considerations with regard to people fleeing from Libya - UNHCR's recommendations (as at 29 March 2011) Update No. 1

29 March 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR appeals again for safe passage, safe haven for civilians fleeing violence inside Libya

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

Over 140,000 flee Libya to Egypt and Tunisia, UNHCR steps up efforts to support refugees and civilians in Libya

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

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