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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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Over 300,000 Burundians have fled to stretched neighbouring countries

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

Cholera containment measures stall death rate in Tanzania refugee camp

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

Refugee numbers soar, as uncertainty in Burundi continues

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

Burundi refugee numbers in neighbouring countries reach 50,000 as violence continues

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

Tanzania begins granting citizenship to over 162,000 former Burundian refugees, ending more than 40 years of exile

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

Vigilant UNHCR staff reunite long-separated mother and daughters in Tanzania

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

Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilation & Asylum in the European Union - A Statistical Update (March 2014)

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

Burundians restart their lives with empty soda bottles, goats in scarves

29 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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