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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 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

Somali refugees in Ethiopia's Dollo Ado exceed 150,000 as rains hit camps

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

Thriving after a crisis: Security and refugee empowerment in Dadaab

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

Vulnerable Somalis suffer to reach Libya in search of safety and a future

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

UNHCR welcomes adoption of Joint EU Resettlement Programme

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

UNHCR calls for respect for civilian life and aid agencies as mortar attacks continue in Somali capital

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

UNHCR alarmed by resumption in mortar attacks in Somalia's Mogadishu

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

Their lives in upheaval, refugee children in Ethiopia find solace in school

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

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