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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 warns against risky sea crossings as 100,000 reach Yemen this year

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

UNHCR makes new aid delivery push in Yemen, welcomes 72-hour ceasefire

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

Walking and collecting, Yemeni keeps hopes alive in exile

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

UNHCR reaches embattled Taizz from Aden with life-saving aid

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

Yemen conflict leaves 2.4 million forcibly displaced

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

UNHCR delivers emergency aid to 1,000 families in the centre of Taizz city

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

UNHCR warns against perilous Horn of Africa sea crossings as 92,000 reach Yemen in 2015, 36 already drowned this year

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

Lone children fleeing war in Yemen, seek safety in Somaliland

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

Ethiopian refugee family from Yemen start over in Sweden

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

As fighting in Yemen intensifies, more flee to Djibouti

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

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