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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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Increased displacement in eastern Libya

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

Lost and found: a Libyan's despair turns to elation in Egypt

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

Fighting in eastern Libya leaves thousands internally displaced

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

Internal displacement on the rise in Libya, UNHCR sending aid to Benghazi

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

As airstrikes start, UNHCR continues to prepare for exodus from Libya

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

UNHCR warns of increased risk of mass displacement in Libya

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

UNHCR prepares for possible massive influx to Egypt from Libya

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

Giving up your child to save her: a tale from Tunisia

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

UNHCR appeals again for safe passage, safe haven for civilians fleeing violence inside Libya

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

UNHCR fears civilians prevented from fleeing Libya amid fighting

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

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