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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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Iraq - CCCM Camp Status Map (as of 6 December 2014)

6 December 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Turkey - External Update, 05 December 2014

5 December 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Somalia: Total IDPs by Region - November 2014

5 December 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Considerations on the Impact of Measures Relating to Ebola Virus Disease, on Persons Who Are or May Be in Need of International Protection

5 December 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Ukraine conflict uproots hundreds of thousands

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

More people risk lives across Indian Ocean despite abuse, deterrence

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

Fighting displaces more than half a million people inside Ukraine, hundreds of thousands more into neighbouring countries

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

One year after the fall of Bangui, more than 852,000 Central Africans still displaced

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

UNHCR: Return of displaced people in Eastern DR Congo should be voluntary

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

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #42 - 29 November - December 2014

5 December 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

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