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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

5 years into South Kordofan conflict, refugees are still fleeing

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

Sudanese refugees seek safety in troubled South Sudan

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

Survival a struggle in Eastern Ukraine as winter looms

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

UNHCR delivers vital winter aid in eastern Ukraine

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

Iraqi national flees for second time as bombs rain on adopted home of Yemen

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

UNHCR delivers aid to thousands in southern Libya as conflict flares

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

UNHCR delivers aid to thousands in southern Libya as conflict rages

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

Renewed fighting in northern Mali forces 57,000 to flee their homes

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

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