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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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Solutions for Colombia's displaced key to peace, UNHCR chief

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

UNHCR welcomes definitive bilateral ceasefire in Colombia

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

Internal Displacement and Humanitarian Situation in the Gaza Strip

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

Q&A: UN rapporteur looks at how to restore stability and peaceful coexistence in CAR

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

ECHO-funded UNHCR shelter project helps displaced Afghans rebuild

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

Ceasefires and durable solutions in Myanmar: a lessons learned review

March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Thousands flee violence in Central African Republic and seek shelter in in southern Chad

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

Thousands flee violence in Central African Republic and seek shelter in in southern Chad

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

Protection Checklist: Addressing Displacement and Protection of Displaced Populations and Affected Communities along the Conflict Cycle: a Collaborative Approach

February 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Housing programme tackles the lingering problem of displacement in Croatia

25 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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