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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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Somali refugees and locals benefit from desert garden in Ethiopia

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

Driven from Somalia, a former refugee thanks Australia for his new life

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

More than 60 rescued at sea in southern Adriatic

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

Somali refugee prepares for the long haul in Ethiopia

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

Unable to support themselves, thousands of Somalis flee their homes

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

Somali displaced continue to move, seeking safety and assistance

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

South Korean charity opens a new world to two refugee women

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

UNHCR ready to assist newly displaced in Mogadishu

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

UNHCR strengthens its presence in Dadaab refugee complex

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

Somali refugee survivors land on Malta beach, 7 reported dead

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

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