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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 makes new aid delivery push in Yemen, welcomes 72-hour ceasefire

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

Mosul: Low-level displacement in northern Iraq and Syria, UNHCR focus on continued preparations

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

UNHCR condemns violence against civilians in CAR

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

Freed from Boko Haram, Nigerians still need help

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

UNHCR finds major protection gaps in newly accessible areas of Nigeria

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

UNHCR is shocked and greatly saddened by a deadly attack on a Malian 'refugee hosting area' in the west of Niger yesterday, the 6th of October

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

UNHCR, African host countries agree on final steps to resolve Rwandan refugee situation

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

Luhansk residents struggle to resume normal life after Ukraine conflict

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

Campaign Update, October 2016

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

Survivors tell of fights over lifejackets as boat flipped off Egypt

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

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