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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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South Sudan: Refugees residing in and originating from South Sudan | 31 October 2015

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

Newcomers to Nairobi: the protection concerns and survival strategies of asylum seekers in Kenya's capital city

July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

UNHCR Syria Refugee Fact Sheet

May 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

'Because I am a stranger' Urban refugees in Yaoundé, Cameroon

20 September 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Statement of Vincent Cochetel Representative to the United States and the Caribbean United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regarding Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in and from Sudan Before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, September 30, 2010

30 September 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UNHCR Syria: Fact Sheet, August 2010

August 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

A tale of three cities: internal displacement, urbanization and humanitarian action in Abidjan, Khartoum and Mogadishu

March 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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