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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 readies massive aid operation for Yemen, as temporary ceasefire looms

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

UNHCR urges South East Asian governments to prioritize saving lives amid reports that thousands adrift in region's waters

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

Niger: Population Movement in Bosso Region May 2015 - 11 May 2015

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

Inter-Agency Regional Update-Syrian Refugees, 27 April - 10 May 2015

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

Burundi situation: Displacement of Burundians into neighbouring countries (as of 08 May 2015)

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

Burundi refugee numbers in neighbouring countries reach 50,000 as violence continues

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

UNHCR report shows sharp increase in sea crossings in Bay of Bengal

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

Burundi Situation - UNHCR Regional Update 1

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

Yemen Situation - UNHCR Crisis Update #4

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

Nigeria Situation: UNHCR Regional Update N°6 (2-8 May 2015)

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

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