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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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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

Flight across border depressingly familiar for some South Sudan families

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

Thousands flee to Uganda after South Sudan flare-up

19 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

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

Survey finds Nigerian refugees in Cameroon want to go home

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

Fighting in eastern DRC forces tens of thousands to flee homes

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

Congolese refugees flee new South Sudan fighting

28 January 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

New militia violence drives more South Sudanese to Uganda

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

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