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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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Workshop teaches Tuareg artisans new skills in exile

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

Malian refugees in Burkina Faso restore their lives building on their traditional skills

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

Stateless and crying for help from the beloved country

27 November 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilation & Asylum in the European Union - A Statistical Update (March 2014)

March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Broom-wielding refugee sweeps away the cobwebs in Burkina Faso camp

31 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Tuareg refugees in Niger herd their livestock to safety

7 May 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR ready for possible influx of Malian refugees in neighbouring countries

16 January 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Helping refugees by respecting and assisting their hosts in Burkina Faso

8 January 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR moves Malian refugees to safer areas of Burkina Faso

21 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

WFP AND UNHCR Warn of Rapidly Worsening Refugee Crisis in Hunger-Striken Sahel

22 May 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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