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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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Desperate Journeys

February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

As Gambia crisis passes, displaced return from Senegal

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

Senegal: Around 45,000 have fled political uncertainty in The Gambia

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

Some 45,000 people have fled uncertainty in Gambia as tension mounts

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

Senegal & The Gambia: Population Crossing into Senegal & Senegalese Refugee Location in Gambia as of 19 January 2017

19 January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Over 300,000 refugees and migrants cross Med so far in 2016

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

UNHCR concern over high death toll as 204,000 cross Mediterranean in first 5 months of 2016

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

Mediterranean death toll soars in first 5 months of 2016

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

UNHCR & IOM - Nationality, Migration and Statelessness in West Africa

June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Good Practices Paper – Action 9: Acceding to the UN Statelessness Conventions

28 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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