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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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Dadaab: Walking the fine line between helping refugees and risking lives

28 November 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

Rainfall, disease, hitting refugee camps in Kenya, Ethiopia

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

Life-saving work continues in Kenya's Dadaab camps

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

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

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

UNHCR's ExCom Chairman to visit Ethiopia, Kenya amid Horn of Africa crisis

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

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

Somali refugees learn to live together in new tented town rising in Kenya

19 September 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

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