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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 evacuates 74 vulnerable refugees from Libya to Niger

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

UNHCR seeking 1,300 urgent resettlement places for vulnerable refugees in Libya

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

UNHCR welcomes Libya's transit facility to expedite third country solutions for vulnerable refugees

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

Women fleeing FGM find abuse in Libya

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

Libya: Refugees and migrants held captive by smugglers in deplorable conditions

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

UNHCR helping 10,000 refugees & migrants, thousands of internally displaced in Libya's, Sabratha

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

Survivors tell of kidnap and torture along route to Europe

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

UNHCR steps up efforts towards alternatives to detention in Libya and solutions for vulnerable refugees

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

Central Mediterranean situation: UNHCR calls for an additional 40,000 resettlement places

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

UNHCR seeks support for alternatives to dangerous refugee journeys

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

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