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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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Record number of African refugees and migrants cross the Gulf of Aden in 2011

20 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

Somalia: Total IDPs, as of January 2012

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

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

Somali Refugees in the Region - As of 19 December 2011

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

Boat tragedy off Moroccan coast, 4 dead, several boats rescued off Maltese, Italian and Libyan coasts

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

Ethiopia opens new camp for Somali refugees

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

Population Movement Tracking Monthly Report for November 2011

1 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

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