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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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Chad fishing project gives Nigerian refugees a lifeline

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

UNHCR highlights right to safe return for refugees in Cameroon

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

UNHCR calls on Nigeria to heed wishes of internally displaced

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

New pipeline to bring precious water to Cameroon refugee camp

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

UNHCR condemns attack on displaced in western Chad, pledges continued help

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

"Even the Hills Couldn't Save Us" - Escape From Nigeria

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

UN refugee chief Guterres visits Nigerian refugees in Northern Cameroon

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

Forced to flee Nigeria, young refugee couple celebrate their reunion in Chad

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

Love at First Flight: A Nigerian refugee finds shelter and a wife in Chad

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

Some 16,000 refugees seek shelter in Cameroon following clashes in north-east Nigeria

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

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