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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 condemns attack on Jordanian border guards, sends condolences

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

UNHCR condemns attack on displaced in western Chad, pledges continued help

13 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria force 13,000 to flee to Cameroon

11 November 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Nigeria crisis: border insecurity hampers relocation of refugees to camp in Cameroon

31 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Recent Attacks in Nigeria prompt new refugees to Cameroon, more continue to arrive

2 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR distributes aid to hundreds of Lebanese, Syrians fleeing fighting in Arsal

8 August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UN Refugee Chief Urges Support for Lebanon as Risk Grows that Syria Conflict Could Cross Borders

18 June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Amid violence in Myanmar, UNHCR calls on Bangladesh to keep its borders open

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

Recent fighting near Sudan-South Sudan border displaces 35,000

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

UNHCR deeply concerned by deteriorating situation in Mali

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

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