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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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Central Mediterranean situation: UNHCR calls for an additional 40,000 resettlement places

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

Nigeria Situation: Populations forcibly displaced by the insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin Region As of 30 April 2017 or latest figure available

2 May 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Nigeria Situation: Populations forcibly displaced by the insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin Region As of 15 February

15 February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Mali: Refugees, returnees and Internally displaced populations - 31 January 2017

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

Mali: Refugees, returnees and Internally displaced populations - 31 December 2016

31 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Mali Situation UNHCR Regional Update, September – November 2016

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

Update on UNHCR's operations in Africa

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

Nigeria Situation: UNHCR Regional Update N°24 (1-31 May 2016)

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

Synthèse et Analyse sur les déplacements forcés dans la région de Diffa - Niger - Crise Nigéria

13 June 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

50,000 flee Boko Haram attack on Niger town

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

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