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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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Ministerial meeting reaffirms commitment to solving Somalia crisis

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

The difficult route to safety across Iraq's sun-baked Sinjar mountains

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

Communique of Ministerial Meeting on the Somali Refugee Situation commits to fresh impetus for durable solutions for Somali refugees

20 August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Ukraine: Overview of population displacement (as of 20 August 2014)

20 August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Angolans head homewards by train from Democratic Republic of Congo

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

UNHCR in major air, land and sea humanitarian aid push into northern Iraq

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

Ethiopia overtakes Kenya as Africa's biggest refugee-hosting country

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

Cross-border aid reaches 12,000 displaced civilians in western Libya

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

South Sudan Emergency: Regional overview of refugees from South Sudan (As of 14 August 2014)

18 August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

From Iraq into Syria - Update 1-18 August 2014

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

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