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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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UNHCR concern at xenophobic violence in South Africa

17 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR shock at latest deaths on Mediterranean, rescue capacity needed more urgently than ever

15 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR statement on the future of Kenya's Dadaab Refugee Camps

14 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Update on Yemen situation

14 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR reports some 900 refugee arrivals in Horn of Africa from Yemen, operations inside Yemen continue

10 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR braces for refugees fleeing Yemen by boat to Africa

10 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Mindanao's returnees get help with kelp in the Philippines

2 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR condemns kidnapping of Congolese refugees by LRA rebels

27 March 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Wars in Syria and Iraq drive highest asylum numbers in 22 years

26 March 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UN refugee chief Guterres visits Nigerian refugees in Northern Cameroon

24 March 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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