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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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Fresh fighting over past month forces 3,000 to flee Sudan's Nuba Mountains

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

Deported children face deadly new dangers on return to Honduras

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

Thousands of Nigerians flee across Lake Chad with harrowing tales

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

UNHCR assists victims of shelling in southern Ukrainian town of Mariupol

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

UNHCR calls for unimpeded access in eastern Ukraine

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

UNHCR helps bring water to Afghan refugees and Iranian villages

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

ECHO-funded UNHCR shelter project helps displaced Afghans rebuild

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

UNHCR urges suspension of returns to Nigeria from Niger

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

Upsurge in Libya fighting triggers new displacement

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

Fresh fighting in the New Year triggers displacement in Libya

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

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