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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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Keep the doors open

20 January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Somali Refugees in the Region - As of January 2011

20 January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Somali Refugees in the Region (18 Jan 2011) - Snapshot

18 January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR encouraged by prospects of improved access in northern Yemen

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

UNHCR In Somalia: Fact Sheet | January 2011

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

High Commissioner Guterres seeks stepped up access and aid for Yemen

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

Somalia: PMT Mogadishu Dashboard - Since 1 December 2010

14 January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Somalia: Population Movement Tracking - Since 1 December 2010

14 January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

As states increase border controls, UNHCR calls for sensitivity for those fleeing persecution

7 January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Perils of journey to Yemen no deterrent for thousands fleeing conflict and poverty in Africa

23 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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