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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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Togo - COI Compilation

August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Nigeria Situation: UNHCR Regional Update N°21 (1-29 February 2016)

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

Thousands of refugees vote in second round of CAR presidential election

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

Q&A: UNHCR plays vital role in getting Central African refugees to the ballot box

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

Seeking peace, Central African refugees turn out to vote

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

Human Rights Day: Abuses rife in Central African Republic

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

Nigeria - COI Compilation

October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

UNHCR urges CAR to let refugees take part in elections

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

Thousands of refugees continue to flee Burundi

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

As Burundi gears up for elections, more people are fleeing

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

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