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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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Mali refugees cautious about return, despite peace deal

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

After decades in Pakistan, more Afghan refugees set to return

23 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

Security and humanitarian situations worsen in Diffa, Niger, as Boko Haram continues attacks in the region

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

Despite booby traps, Iraqis risk all on return to Ramadi

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

UNHCR highlights right to safe return for refugees in Cameroon

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

Despite war at home, more Syrian refugees return from Iraq

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

As security improves in Timbuktu, refugee family returns

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

UNHCR and Liberia resume repatriation of Ivorians after Ebola hiatus

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

Student returns to Somalia with dream of becoming a doctor

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

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