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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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Refugee protection in countries affected by recent events in the Arab World

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

1 Family Without Shelter: Tunisians open doors to Libyan refugees

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

Away Alone: Unaccompanied children find shelter after fleeing Libya

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

UNHCR chief returns to Tunisia to meet refugees from Libya

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

UN teams find displaced people, growing needs in Libya's conflict zones

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

UN missions find displacement, looming shortages on both sides of the battle lines in Libya

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

UNHCR condemns refoulement of Eman Al Obeidi to Libya

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

Tunisians save hundreds as another Lampedusa-bound boat capsizes

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

At least 150 drown as yet another Lampedusa-bound boat capsizes

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

Disruption at Choucha Camp near Tunisia-Libya border

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

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