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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, African host countries agree on final steps to resolve Rwandan refugee situation

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

Over 300,000 Burundians have fled to stretched neighbouring countries

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

UNHCR airlifts aid to Uganda as thousands arrive from South Sudan

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

UN Refugee Chief: World must act to end South Sudan suffering

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

South Sudan fighting sees more refugees fleeing into Uganda than in the first 6 months of 2016

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

Over 26,000 people flee to Uganda to escape uncertainty in South Sudan

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

Flight across border depressingly familiar for some South Sudan families

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

Thousands flee to Uganda from South Sudan following latest violence

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

Thousands flee to Uganda after South Sudan flare-up

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

On eve of South Sudan 5th Anniversary, forced displacement continues to rise

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

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