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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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Return to Somalia: No longer a refugee

7 August 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

116 Somali refugees from Kenya land in Mogadishu, spearheading new phase of voluntary repatriation

5 August 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Almost 100,000 flee Yemen in four months as receiving countries struggle to cope in face of funding crisis

4 August 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Yemen receives over 10,000 new arrivals by sea since start of conflict, many tricked that fighting is over

14 July 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR warns of growing asylum crisis in Greece and the Western Balkans amid arrivals of refugees from war

10 July 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Risks growing for increasing numbers of refugees and migrants crossing the Western Balkans

12 June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR gives qualified welcome to EU Mediterranean plans

21 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Somalia Update | Towards Durable Solutions to Displacement (March 2015)

12 March 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

A safe Romanian pit stop on the road to resettlement

14 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

So Close, Yet So far From Safety

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

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