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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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Despite Boko Haram threat, some displaced Nigerians return

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

Security and humanitarian situations worsen in Diffa, Niger, as Boko Haram continues attacks in the region

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

UNHCR urges dialogue to end herder, farmer clashes in Nigeria

6 May 2016 | 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

UN refugee chief Guterres visits Nigerian refugees in Northern Cameroon

24 March 2015 | 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

As violence spreads beyond Nigeria, UNHCR calls for urgent access to the displaced

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

UNHCR and partners call for urgent funding, as more people are being displaced by violence in northeast Nigeria

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

Refugees fleeing attacks in north eastern Nigeria, UNHCR watching for new displacement

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

UNHCR condemns brutality in Nigeria, fears new displacement

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

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