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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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As food shortages hit 800,000 African refugees, UNHCR and WFP issue urgent appeal

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

At least 62 dead in Red Sea Boat tragedy

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

Vulnerable South Sudanese refugees relocated by air in Ethiopia

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

70,000 South Sudanese flee fighting since May truce

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

UNHCR dismayed at rising deaths from boat accidents in Mediterranean

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

Refugees pour into Ethiopia after government forces capture Nasir in South Sudan

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

UNHCR flies in more aid for South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia; relocates refugees to higher ground as rainy season approaches

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

UNHCR increases aid as South Sudanese refugees stream into Ethiopia

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

After surviving a dash for freedom, South Sudanese just happy to have home

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

As South Sudan crisis deepens UNHCR warns donors that refugee numbers in surrounding region will rise

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

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