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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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On eve of South Sudan 5th Anniversary, forced displacement continues to rise

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

More than 6,000 flee to Chad and Cameroon to escape CAR violence

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

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

Solutions for Colombia's displaced key to peace, UNHCR chief

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

UNHCR warns of Iraq funding crunch as thousands flee Falluja

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

Two years after capture of Mosul, displaced Iraqis struggle to survive; still more flee their homes

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

50,000 flee Boko Haram attack on Niger town

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

Despite Boko Haram threat, some displaced Nigerians return

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

Thousands of civilians flee raging battle for Falluja

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

UNHCR concerned about fighting in northern Syria affecting thousands of vulnerable civilians

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

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