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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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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°15 (18 August – 4 September 2015)

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

As violence spills over to countries neighbouring Nigeria, UNHCR calls for urgent humanitarian access to the displaced

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

More than 7,000 flee to western Chad to escape attacks on key town in Nigeria

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

Central African Republic Emergency Situation (as of 22 August 2014)

22 August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Central African Republic Emergency Situation (as of 13 June 2014)

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

Central African Republic Emergency Situation (as of 16 May 2014)

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

Central African Republic Emergency Situation (as of 9 May 2014)

9 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Thousands flee violence in Central African Republic and seek shelter in in southern Chad

17 February 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Forced displacement from CAR continuing amid widespread lawlessness

13 August 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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