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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 condemns violence against civilians in CAR

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

More than 6,000 flee to Chad and Cameroon to escape CAR violence

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

Children fleeing South Sudan struggle in CAR refugee villages

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

South Sudan refugee outflow continues, UNHCR reports severe funding shortfall

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

South Sudan fighting forces thousands to flee to CAR, Uganda and DR Congo

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

Thousands of refugees vote in second round of CAR presidential election

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

Q&A: UNHCR plays vital role in getting Central African refugees to the ballot box

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

Congo border town helps Central African neighbours in need

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

Seeking peace, Central African refugees turn out to vote

31 December 2015 | 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

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