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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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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

UNHCR helps gay Congolese rejected by his mother find a new home

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

Coexisting in Congo: rivals set an example for peace in Katanga village

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

Uganda: Refugees and asylum-seekers, (01 December 2014)

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

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

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

UNHCR: Return of displaced people in Eastern DR Congo should be voluntary

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

Central African Republic Emergency Situation as of 28 November 2014

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

South Sudan: Registered refugees by nationality and location (state) As of 01 November 2014

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

Hundreds of thousands of Congolese flee violence in Katanga province's triangle of death

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

Central African Republic Emergency Situation as of 7 November 2014

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

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