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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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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

UNHCR Chief visits Mogadishu, expresses solidarity with Somali people on eve of Ramadan

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

Mediterranean crossings to Italy and Malta exceed 8000 in first six months of 2013

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

Somali refugee makes most of education opportunity in Eritrea

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

Together At Last: Abdi's nine-year journey to find his family

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

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