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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 provides aid to Mogadishu attack survivors

19 October 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Open Briefing to United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee

5 April 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Iraq Flash Update (as of 2 April 2017)

2 April 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

After displacement by Boko Haram, life remains a challenge

23 February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Nigeria Situation: UNHCR Regional Update, 01 – 31 January 2017

31 January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Nigeria Regional Refugee Response Plan at a Glance, January - December 2017

January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UNHCR Position on Returns to Iraq

14 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Freed from Boko Haram, Nigerians still need help

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

UNHCR is shocked and greatly saddened by a deadly attack on a Malian 'refugee hosting area' in the west of Niger yesterday, the 6th of October

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

High Commissioner's opening statement at the 67th session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

3 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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