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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 begins the relocation of Mozambican asylum-seekers to Luwani camp, Malawi

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

UNHCR battles cholera at world's largest refugee complex

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

Cash grants transform life in Congo camp for Central African Republic refugees

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

UNHCR steps up measures to rein in Hepatitis E among South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

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

Food shortages in South Sudan refugee camps stoke mounting anger

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

Uganda: UNHCR working to contain spread of measles among South Sudanese refugees

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

Hepatitis E affects thousands, kills 111 in South Sudan refugee camps

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

UNHCR employs alternative strategies in managing the Dadaab camps

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

UNHCR strengthening presence in Western Cote d'Ivoire amid IDP crisis

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

Making a Splash: refugee Boy Scouts in Bangladesh clean up at the beach

28 September 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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