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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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5 years into South Kordofan conflict, refugees are still fleeing

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

UNHCR warns of "looming refugee crisis" in the Americas

28 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR concerned at reports of sexual violence against refugee women and children

23 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Attacks on foreigners in South Africa expose refugee women to new dangers

20 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Survival and Loss: A young Syrian woman's deadly voyage to Europe

26 November 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Syrian refugee women fight for survival as they head families alone

8 July 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilation & Asylum in the European Union - A Statistical Update (March 2014)

March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Syrians in Jordan: preventing the most vulnerable from falling through the cracks

7 March 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

DAFI Scholars: Afghan girl studies to become a lawyer in a break with tradition

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

Women, children bear brunt as Mogadishu influx swells to 100,000

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

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