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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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Situation Report Dadaab Refugee Camps, 1-12 February 2012

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

Somalis perish in new boat disaster in Gulf of Aden

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

Farming prospects prompt some refugees to head back to Somalia temporarily

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

UNHCR Ethiopia - Monthly Refugee Update, February 2012

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

Mediterranean takes record as most deadly stretch of water for refugees and migrants in 2011

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

Record number of African refugees and migrants cross the Gulf of Aden in 2011

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

Refugee camps in the Horn of Africa at risk

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

UNHCR Operation In Somalia: Fact Sheet

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

UNHCR deeply regrets killing of a Somali refugee leader in Dadaab

30 December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Boat tragedy off Moroccan coast, 4 dead, several boats rescued off Maltese, Italian and Libyan coasts

6 December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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