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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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Massive loss of life reported in latest Mediterranean tragedy

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

At least 62 dead in Red Sea Boat tragedy

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

UNHCR dismayed at rising deaths from boat accidents in Mediterranean

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

UNHCR Central Mediterranean Sea Initiative (CMSI): EU solidarity for rescue-at-sea and protection of refugees and migrants

13 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Boat tragedy involving refugees and migrants in the Gulf of Aden

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

Sea crossings to Yemen exceed 62,000 so far in 2013

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

More than 46,000 people cross Gulf of Aden in first six months of the year

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

A record 107,500 people reach Yemen in 2012 after risky sea crossing

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

Boat tragedies on Lake Malawi, off Indonesia underscore risks for migrants, asylum seekers

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

Yemen - New Arrivals - April 2012

1 April 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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