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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 renews warning over Burundi situation as funding dries to a trickle

23 May 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

As Mosul displacement continues, UNHCR opens new camps, expands appeal

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

As Gambia crisis passes, displaced return from Senegal

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

As tensions ease, some displaced return to Bangui

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

Some 13,000 displaced by Ninja clashes in Republic of Congo

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

As Mosul offensive approaches, UNHCR planning intensifies

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

UNHCR preparing for huge displacement from Iraq's Mosul

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

Nigeria military advances uncover vast humanitarian needs

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

South Sudan fighting sees more refugees fleeing into Uganda than in the first 6 months of 2016

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

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