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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 working to cope with thousands of people fleeing South Sudan and to offer more service in the country

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

South Sudanese man becomes "refugee" on his own doorstep

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

UNHCR calls for greater security in South Sudan as it aids people displaced by fighting

31 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

In South Sudan, simple messages deliver dramatic results in tackling epidemic among refugees

28 October 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

In a refugee camp in South Sudan, a new arrival and new hopes

28 June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR worry over civilians displaced by fighting in South Sudan's Jonglei

12 June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Sudanese teen takes mother's advice to embrace education rather than fear it

13 May 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR starts relocation of Sudanese refugees from flood-prone camp

7 May 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Education and outreach key to combatting hepatitis outbreak in South Sudan

11 March 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Sudanese Lost Boy returns home bearing gifts

18 February 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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