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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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New militia violence drives more South Sudanese to Uganda

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

Initial Assessment Report: Protection Risks for Women and Girls in the European Refugee and Migrant Crisis - Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

20 January 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

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

UNHCR struggles to help tens of thousands newly displaced by Boko Haram in Niger

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

High Commissioner welcomes Turkish work permits for Syrian refugees

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

UN refugee chief urges focus on Syria crisis during Jordan visit

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

Somalia Task Force on Yemen Situation: Weekly Inter-Agency Update #1 (01 – 18 January 2016)

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

Serbia Inter-Agency Operational Update 4-17 January 2016

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

South Sudanese new arrivals in Gambella - Post 15th December 2013 (as of 15-January-2016)

15 January 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Ethiopia: South Sudanese refugee population in Gambella (as of 15-January-2016)

15 January 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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