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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 Asia and the Pacific

24 September 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

UNHCR appeals for dialogue, confidence-building following recent IDP violence in Myanmar

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

Six months on, Rohingya in Thailand struggle to keep hope afloat

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

Compilation of recommendations relating to statelessness made during the first cycle (1st - 12th sessions) of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review

11 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

UNHCR consternation at killing of two IDPs in Myanmar's Rakhine state

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

One year on: Displacement in Rakhine state, Myanmar

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

UNHCR Global Report 2012, Myanmar

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

Myanmar relocates thousands of displaced people ahead of Cyclone Mahasen

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

UNHCR concern at reports of shooting involving Rohingya boat people

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

Inter-agency mission distributes vital aid to 2,000 ethnic Kachin in northern Myanmar

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

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