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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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UNHCR welcomes Kenya High Court decision on urban refugee rights

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

In Kenya, UNHCR chief discusses solutions for Somali refugees

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

Together At Last: Abdi's nine-year journey to find his family

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

UNHCR position on the directive by the Kenyan Government on the relocation of refugees from the urban centres to the refugee camps

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

UNHCR responds to public health threats in Dadaab refugee camps

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

Nairobi workshop creates hope for HIV patients in emergencies

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

UNHCR strengthens its presence in Dadaab refugee complex

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

Thriving after a crisis: Security and refugee empowerment in Dadaab

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

Dadaab - World's biggest refugee camp 20 years old

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

UNHCR employs alternative strategies in managing the Dadaab camps

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

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