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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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Nigeria military advances uncover vast humanitarian needs

19 August 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

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

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

More than 7,000 flee to western Chad to escape attacks on key town in Nigeria

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

Deadly Boko Haram attack forces more than 3,000 to flee to Niger

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

Nigeria crisis: border insecurity hampers relocation of refugees to camp in Cameroon

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

Cameroon: UNHCR steps up efforts to move refugees to safety as violence spills over border

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

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