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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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South Sudan: food shortages raise tensions and force more people into exile

21 March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #7 - 13-19 March 2014

19 March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Jordan study finds tough living conditions among Syrian urban and other non-camp refugees

18 March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Syria tops world list for forcibly displaced after three years of conflict

14 March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Cameroon: UNHCR stepping aid to CAR refugees arriving in poor conditions

14 March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #6 - 6-12 March 2014

12 March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR and partners distribute aid to conflict-affected in South Sudan's Pariang County

12 March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Western Sahara: Resumption of family visit flights

12 March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Deadly attacks reported in Nigeria's Lake Chad region, more people fleeing

11 March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Boat tragedy involving refugees and migrants in the Gulf of Aden

11 March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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