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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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South Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek's journey home

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

Amid torrential rains UNHCR continues relocation of Sudanese refugees

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

UNHCR alarm on health risks for refugees in South Sudan

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

UNHCR puts priority on health for refugees flooding into South Sudan

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

The Elders visit Sudanese refugees on peace errand

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

UNHCR starts flying in aid for 50,000 Sudanese refugees in Upper Nile

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

35,000 refugees seek shelter in South Sudan over past three weeks

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

Refugees arriving in South Sudan's Upper Nile State cite daily bombings, difficult escapes, food scarcity

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

UNHCR warns of massive refugee flow into South Sudan's north-east

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

High Commissioner Guterres warns of massive refugee flow into South Sudan's remote northeast

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

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