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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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Refugees from Mali continue to arrive in neighbouring countries

2 March 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

More Malians fleeing to Mauritania and Burkina Faso

2 March 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR boosts aid as Mali outflow doubles in size

17 February 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR stepping up aid as influx from Mali to neighboring countries doubles

17 February 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR, governments to relocate thousands of Malian refugees from borders

14 February 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Côte d'Ivoire Situation Update, 28 July 2011

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

UNHCR Côte d'Ivoire Situation Update, 22 July 2011

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

UNHCR Côte d'Ivoire Situation Update, 14 July 2011

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

UNHCR Côte d'Ivoire Situation Update, 7 July 2011

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

UNHCR Côte d'Ivoire Situation Update, 22 June 2011

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

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