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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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Flight across border depressingly familiar for some South Sudan families

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

Thousands flee to Uganda after South Sudan flare-up

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

South Sudan Situation: Regional Emergency Update #1 (11–17 July 2016)

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

Muted cheers mark South Sudan's fifth birthday, with millions displaced

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

Congolese refugees flee new South Sudan fighting

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

New militia violence drives more South Sudanese to Uganda

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

More than 100,000 flee homes in South Sudan to escape fighting and food shortages

2 June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Position on Returns to South Sudan - Update I

14 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

South Sudan Situation UNHCR Regional Update, 47 (12 - 16 January 2015)

16 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

South Sudan situation (as of 19 June 2014)

19 June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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