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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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Tough choices for Afghan refugees returning home after years in exile

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

UN refugee head meets Homs' displaced on Syria visit

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

After the battle, Aleppo residents want to get back to work

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

As Gambia crisis passes, displaced return from Senegal

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

UNHCR Position on Returns to Iraq

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

International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing northeastern Nigeria (the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa) and surrounding region – Update II

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

Nigeria returnees face shelter problems, economic challenges, food shortages

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

Hundreds of Nigerians return to devastated homes in north-east

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

Update on Return of Afghan Refugees from Pakistan, 5 September 2016

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

Mali refugees cautious about return, despite peace deal

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

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