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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 launches relocation of Ivorian refugees to new camp in Liberia

18 February 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR starts work on new camp for internally displaced in Côte d'Ivoire

16 February 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UN High Commissioner for Refugees calls for urgent resolution of Côte d'Ivoire crisis

10 February 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

More aid headed for Côte d'Ivoire as IDP population grows

8 February 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Number of Ivorian refugees in Liberia tops 31,000 as UNHCR prepares new aid airlift

28 January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Position on Returns to Côte d'Ivoire

20 January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR strengthening presence in Western Cote d'Ivoire amid IDP crisis

18 January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR building refugee camp in Liberia for initial 18,000 Ivorians

11 January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

As number of Ivorian refugees in Liberia tops 22,000, UNHCR speeds up aid delivery

5 January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Protecting Refugees and Other Persons on the Move in the ECOWAS Space

January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

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