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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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Somali Refugees in the Region: As of 20th February 2013

20 February 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilation & Asylum in the European Union - A Statistical Overview

February 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Statistics

UNHCR position on the directive by the Kenyan Government on the relocation of refugees from the urban centres to the refugee camps

25 January 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Somali Refugees in the Region

15 January 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Gaps in Geneva, gaps on the ground: case studies of Somalis displaced to Kenya and Egypt during the 2011 drought

13 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Somali Refugees in the Region: As of 12 December 2012

12 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Living on the Edge: A Livelihood Status Report on Urban Refugees on Urban Refugees Living in Nairobi, Kenya

7 November 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Somali Refugees in the Region - As of 12 October 2012

12 October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Youth Empowerment Centres

October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Mixed Migration in the Horn of Africa and Yemen

October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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