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These figures represent the number of refugees, asylum-seekers, refugee returnees, internally displaced people (IDP) and IDP returnees, as reported either by national authorities or UNHCR, in central Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger), Chad and Mauritania. It does not necessarily imply individual identification, nor registration of each individual, and may include a degree of estimation, as per each government’s statistical data processing methodology.
64,662
Last updated 30 Jun 2020
Source - UNHCR, Government 
Refugees and Asylum Seekers JSON 
64,662
Last updated 30 Jun 2020
Source - UNHCR, Government 
Refugees - Breakdown per Location JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Dakhlet Nouadhibou UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2020
  0.5%
309
Hodh Ech Chargui UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2020
  97.7%
60,456
Nouakchott UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2020
  1.8%
1,086

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    UNHCR Sahel Crisis Response External Operational Update 16-31 May 2020

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    On 30 May 2020, a coordinated attack on the Intikane refugee camp in the Tahoua region of Niger killed three refugee leaders, caused severe damages and forced thousands of persons to flee. Despite mov...
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    UN Policy Brief: COVID-19 and People on the Move

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    COVID-19 leaves few lives and places untouched. But its impact is harshest for those groups who were already in vulnerable situations before the crisis. This is particularly true for many people on th...
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    UNHCR Sahel Crisis Response External Operational Update 01-15 May 2020

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    In the Sahel, the COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented health and sanitary emergency adding to an already dramatic humanitarian situation characterized by chronic poverty and unemployment, wi...
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    UNHCR Sahel Crisis Response External Operational Update 16-30 April 2020

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    In the Sahel, the COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented health and sanitary emergency adding to an already dramatic humanitarian situation characterized by chronic poverty and unemployment, wi...
    Published: 30 April 2020 (2 months ago)
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    UNHCR Dashboard: Impact of COVID-19 on Protection in West and Central Africa

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    UNHCR Protection Note: Impact of COVID-19 on the protection of displaced and stateless populations West and Central Africa

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    The COVID-19 pandemic represents an extraordinary and unprecedented emergency for States in West and Central Africa. In response, Governments are taking necessary and legitimate measures to prevent th...
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    UNHCR Sahel Crisis Response External Operational Update 1-15 April 2020

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    The humanitarian situation in the central Sahel region continues to deteriorate with armed groups increasing their pressure. Conflict is fuelling more displacement and exacerbating poverty, chronic fo...
    Published: 15 April 2020 (3 months ago)
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    OCHA Sahel: Dashboard Humanitarian Overview

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    Published: 14 November 2019 (8 months ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 22 October 2019

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    Published: 22 October 2019 (8 months ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 14 October 2019

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    Published: 14 October 2019 (9 months ago)
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    UNHCR Sahel: G5 Sahel Governments commit to protecting civilians and reducing inter-community violence

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    Published: 9 October 2019 (9 months ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 02 October 2019

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    Published: 2 October 2019 (9 months ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 18 September 2019

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    Published: 18 September 2019 (9 months ago)
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    UNHCR - West & Central Africa Map - 12 September

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    Principal refugees, IDPs and Stateless Persons in West & Central Africa
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    UNHCR: Communiqué de Presse - Dialogue régional de protection et de solutions dans le cadre des déplacements forcés au Sahel

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    La protection des civils au coeur des réponses aux déplacements forcés au Sahel
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    UNHCR Dashboard: Impact of COVID-19 on Protection in West and Central Africa

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    For more information, you may consult UNHCR’s Note on the Impact of COVID 19 on the protection of displaced and stateless populations in West and Central Africa
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    UNHCR Protection Note: Impact of COVID-19 on the protection of displaced and stateless populations West and Central Africa

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    The COVID-19 pandemic represents an extraordinary and unprecedented emergency for States in West and Central Africa. In response, Governments are taking necessary and legitimate measures to prevent th...
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    UNHCR Mauritania Operation

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    Dashboard
    Published: 9 October 2018 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 19 April 2017

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    Published: 19 April 2017 (3 years ago)
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    MMC WEST AFRICA - 4Mi Snapshot - October 2018

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    Aspirations of refugees and migrants from West Africa.
    Published: 30 October 2018 (1 year ago)
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    MMC West Africa Monthly 4Mi Update September 2018

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    Covering data collected by 4Mi in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger in September 2018
    Published: 26 October 2018 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 22 October 2019

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    Published: 22 October 2019 (8 months ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 14 October 2019

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    Published: 14 October 2019 (9 months ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 02 October 2019

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    Published: 2 October 2019 (9 months ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 18 September 2019

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    Published: 18 September 2019 (9 months ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 10 September 2019

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    Published: 10 September 2019 (10 months ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 03 September 2019

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    Published: 3 September 2019 (10 months ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Funding Update 15 August 2019

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    Published: 15 August 2019 (11 months ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 06 August 2019

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    Published: 6 August 2019 (11 months ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 21 May 2019

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    Published: 21 May 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 30 April 2019

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    Published: 30 April 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 16 April 2019

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    Published: 16 April 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 02 April 2019

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    Published: 2 April 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 20 March 2019

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    Published: 20 March 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 11 February 2019

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    Published: 11 February 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Funding Update 22 January 2019

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    Published: 23 January 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR - West & Central Africa Map - 12 September

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    Principal refugees, IDPs and Stateless Persons in West & Central Africa
    Published: 13 September 2019 (10 months ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Map April-June 2019

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    Populations Forcibly Displaced
    Published: 25 July 2019 (11 months ago)
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    UNHCR Burkina Faso - Populations forcibly displaced in Burkina Faso and neighboring countries

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    Map and Statistics
    Published: 23 July 2019 (11 months ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Map March 2019

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    Populations Forcibly Displaced
    Published: 14 May 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Map January-March 2019

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    Populations Forcibly Displaced
    Published: 18 April 2019 (1 year ago)
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    Mali: Refugees, IDPs, and Returnees Map - 30 June 2017

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    Mali Situation: Refugees, IDPs, and Returnees
    Published: 30 June 2017 (3 years ago)
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    UNHCR's Global Report 2018

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    In 2018, UNHCR worked closely with other stakeholders, such as the AU-EU-UN Joint Taskforce on migration, to ensure protection for refugees moving in mixed flows from Africa along “the northern route”...
    Published: 24 June 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNOWAS: Cartographie sectorielle Interventions relatives à la sécurité et à la gouvernance dans le Sahel

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    Published: 31 July 2017 (2 years ago)
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    UN SC: Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel

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    Published: 30 June 2017 (3 years ago)
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    Communiqué on the food and nutrition situation (June-August) and the 2017-18 agropastoral outlook

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    Communiqué on the food and nutrition situation (June-August) and the 2017-18 agropastoral outlook
    Published: 30 June 2017 (3 years ago)
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    Global Humanitarian Overview 2017 - June Status Report

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    Global Humanitarian Overview 2017 - June Status Report
    Published: 21 June 2017 (3 years ago)
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    RMMS: West Africa Monthly Mixed Migration Summary May 2017

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    Summary
    Published: 31 May 2017 (3 years ago)
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    UNOWAS E-magazine N.3

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    E-magazine
    Published: 31 March 2017 (3 years ago)
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    RMMS: West Africa Monthly Mixed Migration Summary March 2017

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    Published: 30 March 2017 (3 years ago)
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    OCHA Rapport de Suivi Periodique juillet - decembre 2016

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    Rapport
    Published: 30 March 2017 (3 years ago)
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    RRMS Monthly Mixed Migration Summary February 2017

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    Published: 28 February 2017 (3 years ago)
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    UN Policy Brief: COVID-19 and People on the Move

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    COVID-19 leaves few lives and places untouched. But its impact is harshest for those groups who were already in vulnerable situations before the crisis. This is particularly true for many people on th...
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Update April-June 2019

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    Situation Update
    Published: 25 July 2019 (11 months ago)
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    UNICEF: West and Central Africa Education in Emergencies ( EiE) March 2019

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    Regional situation and response
    Published: 24 May 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Update - January-March 2019

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    An update of key protection achievements and challenges in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Mauritania.
    Published: 15 April 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Mali Situation Regional Update #7 March - May 2017

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    Regional Update
    Published: 30 June 2017 (3 years ago)
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    UNHCR Sahel Crisis Response External Operational Update 01-15 May 2020

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    In the Sahel, the COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented health and sanitary emergency adding to an already dramatic humanitarian situation characterized by chronic poverty and unemployment, wi...
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    UNHCR Sahel Crisis Response External Operational Update 16-30 April 2020

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    In the Sahel, the COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented health and sanitary emergency adding to an already dramatic humanitarian situation characterized by chronic poverty and unemployment, wi...
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    UNHCR Sahel Crisis Response External Operational Update 1-15 April 2020

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    The humanitarian situation in the central Sahel region continues to deteriorate with armed groups increasing their pressure. Conflict is fuelling more displacement and exacerbating poverty, chronic fo...
    Published: 15 April 2020 (3 months ago)
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    UNHCR Sahel Crisis Response External Operational Update 16-31 May 2020

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    On 30 May 2020, a coordinated attack on the Intikane refugee camp in the Tahoua region of Niger killed three refugee leaders, caused severe damages and forced thousands of persons to flee. Despite mov...
    Published: 30 June 2020 (15 days ago)
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    OCHA Sahel: Dashboard Humanitarian Overview

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    Published: 14 November 2019 (8 months ago)
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    UNHCR Sahel: G5 Sahel Governments commit to protecting civilians and reducing inter-community violence

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    Press Release
    Published: 9 October 2019 (9 months ago)
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    UNHCR: Communiqué de Presse - Dialogue régional de protection et de solutions dans le cadre des déplacements forcés au Sahel

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    La protection des civils au coeur des réponses aux déplacements forcés au Sahel
    Published: 12 September 2019 (10 months ago)
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    Unicef: West and Central Africa Education in Emergencies ( EiE )

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    Regional situation and response as of June 2019
    Published: 22 August 2019 (10 months ago)
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    ACF, OXFAM, SCI - Sahel : priorité à la résilience et au développement

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    NOTE D’INFORMATION INTER-ONG
    Published: 5 December 2018 (1 year ago)
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    UNOWAS E-magazine N.3 (ENG/FR)

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    E-magazine
    Published: 31 July 2017 (2 years ago)
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    UNHCR Global Trends Forced Displacement in 2016

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    Global Trends
    Published: 30 June 2017 (3 years ago)
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    UNHCR Age, Gender and Diversity Accountability Report 2016

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    Report
    Published: 30 June 2017 (3 years ago)
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    Press Release GPC: Kampala Convention - UN expert welcomes the establishment of the Conference of States Parties

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    Press Release
    Published: 5 April 2017 (3 years ago)
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    UNHCR mid-year trends 2016

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    Report
    Published: 28 February 2017 (3 years ago)
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  • Fluctuations des chiffres_Mauritanie_Bassikounou

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    Fluctuations des chiffres_Mauritanie_Bassikounou
    Published: 4 September 2016 (3 years ago)
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