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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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At least 62 dead in Red Sea Boat tragedy

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

Child protection including education

6 June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Update on public health and HIV/AIDS

6 June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #18 - 30 May - 5 June 2014

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

South Sudan Situation, as of 5 June 2014

5 June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Don't forget us, says displaced farmer in Kachin state, Myanmar

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

Arrivals from South Sudan to Sudan: 15th December 2013 - 4th June 2014

4 June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Insecurity aggravates the plight of the displaced at sprawling Bangui site

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

UNHCR, WFP reassure Maban refugees over food shortage

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

State Parties to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and/or its 1967 Protocol

June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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