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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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Over 300,000 refugees and migrants cross Med so far in 2016

20 September 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

Survey finds Nigerian refugees in Cameroon want to go home

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

Chad fishing project gives Nigerian refugees a lifeline

5 April 2016 | 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

New influx of Nigeria refugees into Cameroon, relocation operation to be launched

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

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