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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's new biometrics system helps verify 110,000 Myanmar refugees in Thailand.

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

Sudan begins issuing ID cards for South Sudanese

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

Pakistan begins issuing new cards to 1.6 million Afghan refugees

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

UNHCR in massive sorting effort to return ID papers to Syrian refugees

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

UNHCR slashes waiting time, clears backlog of Syrian registrations in Jordan

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

UNHCR distributes pioneering smart ID cards to refugees in India

17 August 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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