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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 seeking urgent relocation of besieged Peuhl minority in Yaloke, Central African Republic

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

Minority families in Pakistan displaced by war but optimistic about peace

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

From the unmixing to the remixing of peoples: UNHCR and minority returns in Bosnia

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

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report – Universal Periodic Review: Afghanistan

June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR Country Briefing Folder on the Democratic Republic of the Congo 2010

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

Statement by UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Ms. Erika Feller, at the General Segment of the 7th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

5 March 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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