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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, African host countries agree on final steps to resolve Rwandan refugee situation

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

Over 300,000 Burundians have fled to stretched neighbouring countries

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

Number fleeing Burundi to neighbouring countries tops 300,000

23 September 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

Uganda hosts record 500,000 refugees and asylum-seekers

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

Thousands of refugees continue to flee Burundi

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

As Burundi gears up for elections, more people are fleeing

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

Cholera containment measures stall death rate in Tanzania refugee camp

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

UNHCR mulls solutions for refugees affected by xenophobia

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

Cholera epidemic claims 31 lives in Tanzania, including 29 Burundian refugees

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

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