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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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Tens of thousands flee tribal clashes in Yemen in past three months

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

Record number of African refugees and migrants cross the Gulf of Aden in 2011

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

Refugee camps in the Horn of Africa at risk

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

UNHCR Operation In Somalia: Fact Sheet

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

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

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

Mixed maritime migration to Yemen reaches record annual high

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

Almost 320,000 civilians flee Somalia this year, including 20,000 to Yemen

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

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

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

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

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