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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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Crisis deepens in Cote d'Ivoire, with 200,000 displaced within Abidjan

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

UNHCR urges humanitarian access for people trapped by fighting in Côte d'Ivoire's Abidjan

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

As some 30,000 flee to Liberia, UNHCR urges help for civilians in besieged Abidjan district

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

UN High Commissioner for Refugees appeals for safety of civilians amid Abidjan fighting

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

At least 20,000 flee fresh violence in Côte d'Ivoire capital, Abidjan

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

UNHCR alarmed at escalating displacement in Côte d'Ivoire

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

UNHCR concern as 5,000 Ivorians flee to Liberia to escape fresh conflict

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

UNHCR launches relocation of Ivorian refugees to new camp in Liberia

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

UNHCR starts work on new camp for internally displaced in Côte d'Ivoire

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

UN High Commissioner for Refugees calls for urgent resolution of Côte d'Ivoire crisis

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

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