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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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Jordan: Total Syrian refugee population visited by UNHCR and IRD, January to June 2014

14 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Jordan: Internal migration amongst visited households (as of 14 Jan 2015)

14 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Rwanda: Population of concern to UNHCR (as of 1 January 2015)

14 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Uganda: Refugees and asylum-seekers (01 January 2015)

13 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Kenya: Registered refugees and asylum-seekers (as of 01 January 2014)

13 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Young Syrian refugees learn to sow for their supper

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

Iraq - CCCM Camp Status Map (as of 11 January 2015)

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

South Sudan Situation UNHCR Regional Update, 46 (22 December 2014 - 09 January 2015)

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

More than 7,000 flee to western Chad to escape attacks on key town in Nigeria

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

Accord Tripartite entre le Gouvernement du Burkina Faso, le Gouvernement de la Republique du Mali et le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Refugies pour le rapatriement volontaire des refugies Maliens vivant au Burkina Faso

9 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

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