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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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UN High Commissioner for Refugees welcomes release of abducted staff

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

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

Number fleeing Burundi to neighbouring countries tops 300,000

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

Over 300,000 Burundians have fled to stretched neighbouring countries

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

Gay and transgender refugees seek safety in the Middle East

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

Risking all to escape Central America's killer street gangs

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

Lake Chad Basin Regional Protection Dialogue - Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday, 8 June 2016 - Remarks by Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection

8 June 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Côte d'Ivoire - COI Compilation

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

Nigeria - COI Compilation

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

UNHCR condemns kidnapping of Congolese refugees by LRA rebels

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

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