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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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Restoring self-reliance among Sahrawi refugees in Algeria

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

Agreement reached on increased family visits for long-separated Sahrawi families

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

UNHCR launches first flight in expanded family visit programme for Sahrawis

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

More Sahrawis to benefit as UNHCR expands family reunion programme

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

UNHCR appeals again for safe passage, safe haven for civilians fleeing violence inside Libya

15 March 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR fears civilians prevented from fleeing Libya amid fighting

15 March 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Update no 4: Humanitarian Situation in Libya and the Neighbouring Countries

10 March 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Update no 3: Humanitarian Situation in Libya and the Neighbouring Countries

6 March 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Geneva agreement to boost confidence-building measures for Sahrawis

10 February 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Flights to resume for family visits between refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria and Western Sahara Territory

7 January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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