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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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With rainy season looming, UNHCR races to provide for displaced South Sudanese

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

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #12 - 17-28 April 2014

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

Co-chairs' Summary: International Workshop on the Protection of Irregular Movements of Persons at Sea Jakarta, Indonesia, 21- 22 April 2014

22 April 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #11 - 10-16 April 2014

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

UNHCR flies in more aid for South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia; relocates refugees to higher ground as rainy season approaches

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

Bulgaria: UNHCR says asylum conditions improved, warns against transfer of vulnerable people

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

Syrian refugees in Lebanon lose everything in a fire but just rebuild

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

UNHCR increases aid as South Sudanese refugees stream into Ethiopia

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

After surviving a dash for freedom, South Sudanese just happy to have home

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

Italy rescues 6,000 people crossing Mediterranean in four days

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

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