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

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

Humanitarian situation improving in Ethiopia, continued challenges in Somalia

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

Ethiopia: UNHCR strengthening aid for Sudanese fleeing volatile Blue Nile State

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

Health concerns in Ethiopia camps, start of school year for refugee children in Dadaab

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

Saving Somali children: Striving to stave off a health crisis in Ethiopian camp

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

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

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

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

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

UNHCR addresses "alarming" level of child mortality in Ethiopian camp

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

Sharp rise in mortality seen at refugee camp in southeast Ethiopia

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

Horn of Africa crisis - humanitarian update

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

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