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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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UNHCR sounds warning over situation in South Sudan's Yei

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

100,000 fearful civilians trapped in South Sudan town

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

Update on UNHCR's operations in Africa

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

UNHCR airlifts aid to Uganda as thousands arrive from South Sudan

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

Uganda - Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Country (as 31 August 2016)

17 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Refugees fleeing South Sudan pass one million mark

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

Sudan: Arrivals from South Sudan | 1 – 15 September 2016

15 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

South Sudan Situation: Regional Emergency Update (1 – 15 September 2016)

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

South Sudan: Refugee population by State | 31 August 2016

10 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

South Sudan: Refugees residing in and originating from South Sudan | 31 August 2016

10 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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