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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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Sudanese woman haunted by attack that drove her to Ethiopia

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

UNHCR Ethiopia - Monthly Refugee Update, February 2012

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

Refugee camps in the Horn of Africa at risk

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

UNHCR Operation In Somalia: Fact Sheet

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

Ethiopia opens new camp for Somali refugees

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

East & Horn of Africa Update: Somali Displacement Crisis at a glance

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

Ethiopia- Refugee, Emergency Update : 18 November 2011

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

Mixed maritime migration to Yemen reaches record annual high

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

Rainfall, disease, hitting refugee camps in Kenya, Ethiopia

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

Ethiopia- Refugee Emergency Update: 14 October 2011

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

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