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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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After long ordeal at sea, Rohingya find humanity in Indonesia

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

UNHCR urges South East Asian governments to prioritize saving lives amid reports that thousands adrift in region's waters

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

Refugees risk all to seek lifeline across Indian Ocean

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

UN High Commissioner for Refugees says Regional effort needed to reduce Indian Ocean death toll

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

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