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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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Statement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on returns to northeast Nigeria

21 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UNHCR steps up support amidst large-scale returns to Northeast Nigeria

1 June 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 15 February

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

Nigeria returnees face shelter problems, economic challenges, food shortages

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

Hundreds of Nigerians return to devastated homes in north-east

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

Nigeria: Persons of Concern Situation Map (as of Jun 2016)

14 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Despite Boko Haram threat, some displaced Nigerians return

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

Security and humanitarian situations worsen in Diffa, Niger, as Boko Haram continues attacks in the region

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

UNHCR highlights right to safe return for refugees in Cameroon

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

Nigeria - COI Compilation

October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

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