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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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A record 107,500 people reach Yemen in 2012 after risky sea crossing

15 January 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Number of Somali refugees in south-east Ethiopia swells to 170,000

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

Somali refugee population still rising in Ethiopia, new camp planned

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

Somali refugees and locals benefit from desert garden in Ethiopia

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

Somali refugee prepares for the long haul in Ethiopia

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

Boat tragedies on Lake Malawi, off Indonesia underscore risks for migrants, asylum seekers

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

Resettlement restores hope for Ethiopian boy who lost all

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

Somali refugees in Ethiopia's Dollo Ado exceed 150,000 as rains hit camps

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

Thousands of Lou Nuer tribesmen flee Jonglei into Ethiopia

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

Tribal clashes force 15,000 Lou Nuer people to flee to Ethiopia

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

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