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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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New Central African Republic violence triggers new displacement, including into DR Congo

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

Central African Republic Emergency Situation as of 20 February 2015

20 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

South Sudan: Registered refugees by nationality and location (state) as of 01 January 2015

23 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Rwanda: Population of concern to UNHCR (as of 1 January 2015)

14 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Uganda: Refugees and asylum-seekers (01 January 2015)

13 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Kenya: Registered refugees and asylum-seekers (as of 01 January 2014)

13 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

As one year ends, Central African refugees make a wish for 2015

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

UNHCR Mid-Year Trends 2014

January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

Central African Republic Emergency Situation as of 19 December 2014

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

UNHCR condemns massacres in Beni, in DR Congo and calls for humanitarian access

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

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