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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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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

Strangers united by the fears they share

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

Twin blasts in Dadaab raise concerns of worsening security

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

Somali Refugees in the Region - As of 19 December 2011

19 December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR concerned about new restrictions on humanitarian work in Somalia

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

Dadaab: Walking the fine line between helping refugees and risking lives

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

East & Horn of Africa Update: Somali Displacement Crisis at a glance

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

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