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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's ExCom Chairman to visit Ethiopia, Kenya amid Horn of Africa crisis

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

East & Horn of Africa Update: Somali Displacement Crisis at a glance

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

Somali exodus slows in Horn of Africa but grows in Yemen

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

East & Horn of Africa Update: Somali Displacement Crisis at a glance

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

East & Horn of Africa Update Somali Displacement Crisis at a glance

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

Refugee protection in countries affected by recent events in the Arab World

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

UNHCR worried about refugees and displaced people in strife-torn Yemen

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

Yemen clashes kill two refugees and displace thousands

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

Detained Eritrean deserters leave Yemen for a new life in Sweden

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

New drowning incidents involving refugees in the Gulf of Aden

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

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