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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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50,000 flee Boko Haram attack on Niger town

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

Mediterranean death toll soars in first 5 months of 2016

31 May 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

UNHCR struggles to help tens of thousands newly displaced by Boko Haram in Niger

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

Number of Malian refugees in Niger reaches new high

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

"Even the Hills Couldn't Save Us" - Escape From Nigeria

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

As violence spills over to countries neighbouring Nigeria, UNHCR calls for urgent humanitarian access to the displaced

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

UNHCR urges suspension of returns to Nigeria from Niger

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

Deadly Boko Haram attack forces more than 3,000 to flee to Niger

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

Niger: attacks near refugee areas prompt Malian refugees to flee camp

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

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