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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 Global Report 2011, Kenya

June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

UNHCR strengthens its presence in Dadaab refugee complex

25 May 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Thriving after a crisis: Security and refugee empowerment in Dadaab

26 April 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

IDPs in Host Families and Host Communities: Assistance for Hosting Arrangements

April 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Dadaab - World's biggest refugee camp 20 years old

21 February 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR employs alternative strategies in managing the Dadaab camps

27 January 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Refugee camps in the Horn of Africa at risk

13 January 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

The cost of living: an analysis of the time and money spent by refugees accessing services in Nairobi

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

UNHCR Operation In Somalia: Fact Sheet

January 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR deeply regrets killing of a Somali refugee leader in Dadaab

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

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