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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 provides aid to Mogadishu attack survivors

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

Yemen: assisted spontaneous returns for Somali refugees begins

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

As war grinds on in Yemen, Somali refugees eye return

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

As Yemen conditions deteriorate, Somali refugees look to return home

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

Hungry and desperate, thousands of Somalis trek to Ethiopia

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

Inside Somalia, drought displacement growing

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

Insecurity in Yemen threatens incoming refugees and migrants

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

Refugees and migrants face high risks in winter weather in Europe

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

'Growing hopelessness' grips 'forgotten' Somali refugees, warns UNHCR

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

UNHCR warns against risky sea crossings as 100,000 reach Yemen this year

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

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