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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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Horn of Africa crisis - humanitarian update

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

UNHCR readies for transfer of Somali refugees to new camp areas

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

As Somalis stream into Kenya, UNHCR races to fill a new refugee camp

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

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

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

UNHCR moves over 3,000 Somali refugees into Ifo Extension site in Kenya

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

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

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

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

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

UNHCR starts emergency airlift of tents to Kenya, Ethiopia

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

UNHCR welcomes camp extension at Dadaab, Kenya

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

High Commissioner for Refugees concludes mission to crisis-hit Horn of Africa

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

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