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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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Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilation & Asylum in the European Union - A Statistical Update (March 2014)

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

UNHCR urges continued protection for asylum seekers from Southern and Central Somalia

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

Love of family, country draw first refugees back to Somalia from Kenya

9 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR stresses that repatriation of Somalis from Kenya must be voluntary

26 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Sea crossings to Yemen exceed 62,000 so far in 2013

8 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Mobile courts offer hope for Somali refugee in her fight for justice

29 October 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Enthusiastic turnout for elections at world's largest refugee site

28 August 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

More than 46,000 people cross Gulf of Aden in first six months of the year

6 August 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR welcomes Kenya High Court decision on urban refugee rights

30 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

In Kenya, UNHCR chief discusses solutions for Somali refugees

10 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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