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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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Escaping war at home, Syrian couple start over in Argentina

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

More than 6,000 flee fresh South Sudan violence into Uganda

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

UNHCR concerned over the deteriorating South Sudan situation

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

UNHCR warns funding cuts threaten aid to Syrian refugees, hosts

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

60,000 new South Sudanese arrivals in Sudan in first three months of 2017

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

UN chief says aid for Syrian refugees is in global interest

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

Stronger cooperation crucial to ensure sustainable refugee response in Greece – UNHCR

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

Hungry and desperate, thousands of Somalis trek to Ethiopia

24 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

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