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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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After packed boats take on water, 20 feared dead in Mediterranean

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

Desperate Journeys

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

Overview on UNHCR's operations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

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

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

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

Italy rescues 6,000 people crossing Mediterranean in four days

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

Mediterranean crossings to Italy and Malta exceed 8000 in first six months of 2013

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

Protecting Refugees and Other Persons on the Move in the ECOWAS Space

January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

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