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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 preparing for huge displacement from Iraq's Mosul

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

Rwandan refugees head home after a generation in Angola

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

Nigeria military advances uncover vast humanitarian needs

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

Gay and transgender refugees seek safety in the Middle East

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

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

Fears grow for Aleppo residents amid latest violence

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

South Sudan fighting sees more refugees fleeing into Uganda than in the first 6 months of 2016

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

Over 26,000 people flee to Uganda to escape uncertainty in South Sudan

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

Flight across border depressingly familiar for some South Sudan families

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

Hundreds suffer at Hungary-Serbia border

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

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