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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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Background Note on Gender Equality, Nationality Laws and Statelessness

8 March 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Their lives in upheaval, refugee children in Ethiopia find solace in school

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

Dadaab - World's biggest refugee camp 20 years old

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

Thousands of Somalis flee renewed clashes into Mogadishu

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

New clashes force thousands to flee into Mogadishu

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

Situation Report Dadaab Refugee Camps, 1-12 February 2012

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

Somalis perish in new boat disaster in Gulf of Aden

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

Farming prospects prompt some refugees to head back to Somalia temporarily

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

UNHCR Ethiopia - Monthly Refugee Update, February 2012

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

Mediterranean takes record as most deadly stretch of water for refugees and migrants in 2011

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

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