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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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Food shortages in South Sudan refugee camps stoke mounting anger

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

UNHCR and WFP warn fighting is preventing aid delivery in South Sudan

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

Sister UN agencies seek safe access to vulnerable people and refugees in South Sudan

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

With rainy season looming, UNHCR races to provide for displaced South Sudanese

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

UNHCR flies in more aid for South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia; relocates refugees to higher ground as rainy season approaches

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

UNHCR increases aid as South Sudanese refugees stream into Ethiopia

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

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

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