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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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UN chief Ban Ki-moon lauds Somali refugees in Dadaab camp

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

UNHCR responds after annual rains claim another victim in Kakuma

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

Ethiopia overtakes Kenya as Africa's biggest refugee-hosting country

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

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

UNHCR seeking access to detained asylum- seekers and refugees in Nairobi

7 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

South Sudan: food shortages raise tensions and force more people into exile

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

UNHCR appeals for accelerated help for refugees fleeing CAR, South Sudan

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

Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilation & Asylum in the European Union - A Statistical Update (March 2014)

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

UNHCR working to cope with thousands of people fleeing South Sudan and to offer more service in the country

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

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