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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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World: Main Countries of Origin of New Asylum-Seekers - 2009

15 June 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Map of Africa: Total population of concern to UNHCR by country of asylum and category, end-2008

25 September 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Map of Africa: Total refugee population by country of asylum, end-2008

25 September 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Malawi Atlas Map

4 May 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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