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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 Yemen situation

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

UNHCR reports some 900 refugee arrivals in Horn of Africa from Yemen, operations inside Yemen continue

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

UNHCR braces for refugees fleeing Yemen by boat to Africa

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

Somalia Refugees in the Horn of Africa and Yemen (March 2015)

8 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR Position on Returns to Yemen

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

Somalia Refugees in the Horn of Africa and Yemen - December 2014

31 December 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

2014 becomes the deadliest year at sea off Yemen

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

Smuggling and Trafficking from the East of Africa: Progress Report

October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Protection of Refugee Children in the Middle East and North Africa

October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Communique of Ministerial Meeting on the Somali Refugee Situation commits to fresh impetus for durable solutions for Somali refugees

20 August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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