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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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Update on UNHCR's operations in Africa

23 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Hotspots in the Central African Republic as of May 2016

31 May 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Number displaced by violence in Bangui soars past 40,000

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

Clashes in Central African Republic town of Bambari displaces thousands

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

UN: Central African Republic at risk of becoming the world's largest forgotten humanitarian crisis

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

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

New Central African Republic violence triggers new displacement, including into DR Congo

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

Fresh violence displaces almost 50,000 people in Central African Republic

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

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

Central African Republic Emergency Situation (as of 22 August 2014)

22 August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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