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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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Human Rights Day: Abuses rife in Central African Republic

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

South Sudan Situation UNHCR Regional Update, 53 (02 – 06 March 2015)

6 March 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

South Sudan Situation UNHCR Regional Update, 52 (16 – 27 February 2015)

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

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #35 - 4-10 October 2014

10 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

What happens after the war? how refugee camp peace programmes contribute to post-conflict peacebuilding strategies

17 March 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Refugees and the peacebuilding process

November 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Living hand to mouth: protection funding and coordination in South Sudan

August 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Living hand to mouth: protection funding and coordination in South Sudan

August 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

The Triangle of Death: Central Africa's New Hub of Regional Instability

16 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Note on International Protection

5 June 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

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