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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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Myanmar refugees pave the way home in pilot return

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

Displaced villagers return home in Myanmar's Rakhine state

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

South Korea receives first refugees in pilot programme

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

Bay of Bengal boat movements manageable with regional cooperation

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

Ongoing Myanmar conflict traps villagers in crossfire

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

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

Kachins chat about the challenges of displacement over the air waves

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

Some 200 people brought ashore in Myanmar

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

After long ordeal at sea, Rohingya find humanity in Indonesia

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

UNHCR alarmed at reports of boat pushbacks in South-east Asia

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

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