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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 is shocked and greatly saddened by a deadly attack on a Malian 'refugee hosting area' in the west of Niger yesterday, the 6th of October

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

Freed from Boko Haram, Nigerians still need help

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

Hundreds of Nigerians return to devastated homes in north-east

9 September 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

UNHCR condemns attack on Jordanian border guards, sends condolences

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

50,000 flee Boko Haram attack on Niger town

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

Despite Boko Haram threat, some displaced Nigerians return

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

Update: Civilians continue to flee Falluja

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

Thousands of civilians flee raging battle for Falluja

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

As violence spills over to countries neighbouring Nigeria, UNHCR calls for urgent humanitarian access to the displaced

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

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