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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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Over 26,000 people flee to Uganda to escape uncertainty in South Sudan

22 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Nigeria Situation: UNHCR Regional Update N°24 (1-31 May 2016)

22 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Flight across border depressingly familiar for some South Sudan families

21 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Uganda: Emergency Update on the South Sudan Refugee Situation Inter-Agency Daily #9 | 21st July 2016

21 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Iraq Flash Update (as of 31 July 2016)

21 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Hundreds suffer at Hungary-Serbia border

21 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Thousands flee to Uganda from South Sudan following latest violence

19 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Thousands flee to Uganda after South Sudan flare-up

19 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

South Sudan Situation: Regional Emergency Update #1 (11–17 July 2016)

17 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Hungary: UNHCR concerned about new restrictive law, increased reports of violence, and a deterioration of the situation at border with Serbia

15 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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