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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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Cross-border raids hinder relocation of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon

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

Stitch by stitch towards greater protection in northern Myanmar

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

UN chief Ban Ki-moon lauds Somali refugees in Dadaab camp

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

On the Road: One family's exhausting journey from Kobani to northern Iraq

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

UNHCR concerned over attempt to legalize automatic returns from Spanish enclaves

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

Winter looms as fighting continues to displace people in Ukraine

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

2014 becomes the deadliest year at sea off Yemen

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

UNHCR concerned over ending of rescue operation in the Mediterranean

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

On-going violence in Nigeria continues to displace people to neighbouring countries

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

Tanzania begins granting citizenship to over 162,000 former Burundian refugees, ending more than 40 years of exile

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

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