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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 chief visits South Sudan to spotlight "forgotten refugee crisis"

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

Sudanese villagers face tough choices before fleeing to relative safety in Yida

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

Hundreds flee fresh air and ground attacks and cross to South Sudan

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

Responding to a humanitarian crisis and saving lives: UNHCR in South Sudan

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

UNHCR warns that operations for Sudanese refugees at breaking point

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

UNHCR relocating Sudanese refugees to decongest crowded sites

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

UNHCR relocates 8,000 Sudanese refugees to decongest sites

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

Some 20,000 Sudanese refugees converge at South Sudan border

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

Sudanese refugees face rising challenges as outflow grows

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

South Kordofan refugees look back in worry

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

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