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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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Gay and transgender refugees seek safety in the Middle East

15 August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Burundians continuing to flee the country one year after crisis began

22 April 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Human Rights Day: Abuses rife in Central African Republic

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

South Sudan fighting sees 1000s fleeing into DRCongo

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

UNHCR welcomes definitive bilateral ceasefire in Colombia

13 November 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

UNHCR condemns kidnapping of Congolese refugees by LRA rebels

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

UNHCR condemns massacres in Beni, in DR Congo and calls for humanitarian access

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

UNHCR calls for unhindered humanitarian access to assist displaced persons in CAR

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

Over 100,000 people displaced in Libya over the past three weeks

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

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