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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

Renewed conflict in central CAR's Bambari displaces thousands of people

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

As thousands continue to flee Myanmar, UNHCR concerned about growing reports of abuse

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

UNHCR concerned about growing abuse as more people sail from Bay of Bengal

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

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #17 - 23-29 May 2014

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

CAR: UNHCR condemns attack on humanitarian convoy, two dead

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

In Malaysia, Rohingya arrivals hope to end cycle of abuse, exploitation by smugglers

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

Victim says CAR needs justice before there can be reconciliation

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

Violence in Bangui triggers fresh displacement in Central African Republic

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

UNHCR says over 15000 CAR civilians facing acute risk, better security urgently needed

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

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