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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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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

Syria IDP Operations: 2016. Valid as of July 19/07/2016

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

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

UNHCR Operational Update on the Ukraine Situation (11 June - 15 July 2016)

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

Nigeria: Persons of Concern Situation Map (as of Jun 2016)

14 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

On eve of South Sudan 5th Anniversary, forced displacement continues to rise

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

More than 6,000 flee to Chad and Cameroon to escape CAR violence

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

Muted cheers mark South Sudan's fifth birthday, with millions displaced

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

Syria IDP Operations: 2016. Valid as of July 04/07/2016

4 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Solutions for Colombia's displaced key to peace, UNHCR chief

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

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