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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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Resettlement of Bhutanese refugees surpasses 100,000 mark

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

Resettlement Fact Sheet, August 2010

July 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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