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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's helping hand for pregnant refugees and others in need of care

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

Education and outreach key to combatting hepatitis outbreak in South Sudan

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

As conflict affects Syria's health sector, many sick and injured seek treatment outside

21 February 2013 | 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 responds to public health threats in Dadaab refugee camps

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

South Sudan: UNHCR tackles a health crisis

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

UNHCR describes alarming health and nutrition situation in South Sudan camps

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

UNHCR says South Sudan refugee health situation alarming

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

UNHCR puts priority on health for refugees flooding into South Sudan

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

In Pakistan, free clinic for refugees uncovers effort to save girl's sight

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

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