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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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Hungry and desperate, thousands of Somalis trek to Ethiopia

24 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

In Yemen, UNHCR reaches embattled Mokha with emergency aid

24 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Yemen: Multibillion-dollar arms sales by USA and UK reveal shameful contradiction with aid efforts

24 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR warns Mosul situation deteriorating as fighting rages

23 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Breaking Point' imminent: Government of Uganda, UNHCR say help for South Sudan refugee inflow urgently needed

23 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR concerned about return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon

21 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR begins expanding health centre in Malawi refugee camp however more support is needed

21 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR condemns refugee deaths off Yemen, calls for inquiry

20 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR seeks equal treatment for all Rohingya in Bangladesh

20 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

As street fighting rages in Mosul, residents run for safety

17 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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