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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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After surviving a dash for freedom, South Sudanese just happy to have home

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

Aerial attacks stoke fears among refugees in Yida, South Sudan

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

South Sudanese man loses everything, but finds peace most important

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

UNHCR and World Food Programme alarmed at scale of needs in South Sudan

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

South Sudan: Restoring peace between refugees and villagers in Maban County

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

As South Sudan crisis deepens UNHCR warns donors that refugee numbers in surrounding region will rise

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

South Sudan: food shortages raise tensions and force more people into exile

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

UNHCR and partners distribute aid to conflict-affected in South Sudan's Pariang County

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

UNHCR appeals for accelerated help for refugees fleeing CAR, South Sudan

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

Fresh water brings life back to traumatized South Sudan village

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

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