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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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Number of civilians to flee Libya's Western Mountains nears 40,000

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

More civilians flee Libya's Western Mountains, new aid reaches the east

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

Thousands of Libyans flee fighting in west into Tunisia

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

UNHCR calls for action to alleviate humanitarian situation on Lampedusa

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

Giving up your child to save her: a tale from Tunisia

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

Boat arrivals on Lampedusa

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

UNHCR appeals again for safe passage, safe haven for civilians fleeing violence inside Libya

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

UNHCR fears civilians prevented from fleeing Libya amid fighting

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

UNHCR says evacuation flights from Tunisia and Egypt still not keeping pace with new arrivals from Libya

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

Update no 4: Humanitarian Situation in Libya and the Neighbouring Countries

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

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