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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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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

Update on UNHCR's operations in Africa

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

Refugee camp closed in Liberia as return to Côte d'Ivoire gathers momentum

25 March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Ivorian refugees call for disarmament, reconciliation and increased grant before return

10 February 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR exceeds 2013 repatriation target for Ivorian refugees in Liberia

27 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Ivorian refugee repatriation from Liberia this year tops 10,000 mark

30 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR repatriates Ivorian refugees from unstable Mali

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

UNHCR steps up repatriation from Liberia to Côte d' Ivoire

9 December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR helps first group of Ivorian refugees return home from Liberia

25 October 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Tunisia: Fact Sheet, August 2010

August 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

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