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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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More than one million children have fled escalating violence in South Sudan

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

UNHCR assures Uganda of international commitment to support its refugee protection, management and social integration policies

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

More than 6,000 flee fresh South Sudan violence into Uganda

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

Breaking Point' imminent: Government of Uganda, UNHCR say help for South Sudan refugee inflow urgently needed

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

South Sudan's refugee crisis now world's fastest growing, Uganda and region in critical need of help

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

Land needed urgently for camps for Burundian refugee arrivals

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

UNHCR, African host countries agree on final steps to resolve Rwandan refugee situation

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

Over 300,000 Burundians have fled to stretched neighbouring countries

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

UNHCR airlifts aid to Uganda as thousands arrive from South Sudan

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

UN Refugee Chief: World must act to end South Sudan suffering

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

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