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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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Burkina Faso: UNHCR Operational Update, September 2017

September 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Mali Situation UNHCR Regional Update, September – November 2016

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

Mali Situation UNHCR Regional Update, March – May 2016

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

Burkina Faso: UNHCR Operational Update, August 2015

August 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Burkino Faso: UNHCR Operational Update, June 2015

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

WFP AND UNHCR Warn of Rapidly Worsening Refugee Crisis in Hunger-Striken Sahel

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

As tens of thousands flee, UNHCR ups assistance to Malian refugees

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

UNHCR boosts aid as Mali outflow doubles in size

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

UNHCR, governments to relocate thousands of Malian refugees from borders

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

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