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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 regional update: Burundi situation No. 0012 (as of 17 May 2015)

17 May 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Refugee numbers soar, as uncertainty in Burundi continues

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

Ukraine: Internally Displaced People - 13 May 2015

15 May 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Ethiopia: South Sudanese refugee population in Gambella (as of 15-May-2015)

15 May 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Ethiopia: South Sudanese new arrivals in Gambella - Post 15th December 2013 (as of 15-May-2015)

15 May 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

First UN flights brings emergency aid to Yemen

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

UNHCR says more than 105,000 refugees have fled violence in Burundi

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

UNHCR head "extremely enthusiastic" after meeting leaders of Afghanistan

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

South Sudanese refugees moved from flood-prone camp in Ethiopia

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

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #56 - 2-15 May 2015

15 May 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

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