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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 and partners call for urgent funding, as more people are being displaced by violence in northeast Nigeria

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

Over 130,000 people displaced in Somalia so far this year as IDPs bear brunt of food insecurity crisis

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

UNHCR alarmed at death toll from boat sinkings in the Mediterranean

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

Insecurity, drought and lack of livelihoods force 130,000 to flee homes in Somalia

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

UNHCR Submissions in the High Court of Australia in the case of CPCF v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and the Commonwealth of Australia

15 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Stateless in the Philippines: Indonesian descendants feel torn between two lands

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

UNHCR Regional Update- Libya Situation, 8 – 14 September 2014

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

Overview of existing or potential locations for displacement sites in northern Iraq

13 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR urges Sri Lanka to stop deportations and provide protection to refugees and asylum-seekers

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

Cameroon: Far North Region

10 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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