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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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108,000 displaced in Bangui, call for security in their neighbourhoods

10 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Newly displaced face appalling living conditions in CAR capital

10 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Turkey: Syrian Refugee Camps and Population (as of 10 December 2013)

10 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Love of family, country draw first refugees back to Somalia from Kenya

9 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Banjul Appeal on Statelessness

6 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Renewed violence in Central African Republic causes more people to flee into Democratic Republic of the Congo

6 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR launches emergency operation to improve conditions for refugees and asylum seekers in Bulgaria

6 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR urges Dominican Republic to restore nationality

5 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR project helps ethnic minority in Fergana Valley get Kyrgyz nationality

5 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Provisional Comments and Recommendations On the Draft Amendments to the Law on Asylum and Refugees

4 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

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