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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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Thousands of Cameroonian seek refuge in Nigeria

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

Involuntary refugee returns to Nigeria must be avoided - UNHCR

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

UNHCR steps up support amidst large-scale returns to Northeast Nigeria

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

Update on rescue at sea operations in the Central Mediterranean

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

After packed boats take on water, 20 feared dead in Mediterranean

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

Twenty feared dead in latest Mediterranean tragedy

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

UNHCR concerned about return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon

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

After displacement by Boko Haram, life remains a challenge

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

UNHCR's Grandi: Failures behind Nigeria IDP camp tragedy must be identified

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

UNHCR pledges aid to thousands displaced in Lake Chad Basin

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

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