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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-led Protection & Return Monitoring Network (PRMN) Somalia - Flash Report, 19 July 2018

18 July 2018 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UNHCR renews warning over Burundi situation as funding dries to a trickle

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

UNHCR concerned over the deteriorating South Sudan situation

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

As Mosul displacement continues, UNHCR opens new camps, expands appeal

17 March 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

As tensions ease, some displaced return to Bangui

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

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

Some 13,000 displaced by Ninja clashes in Republic of Congo

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

Fragility and population movement in Afghanistan

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

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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