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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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Ex-refugees at Strasbourg meet tell of discrimination in finding work

27 September 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

'Because I am a stranger' Urban refugees in Yaoundé, Cameroon

20 September 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

UNHCR calls for protection of civilian population amid continued fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

27 July 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Presence in Uganda - As of 01 July 2012

24 July 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR transfers hundreds of Congolese daily to new camp

18 July 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

More than 5,000 Congolese flee to Uganda amid fresh fighting

10 July 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Rwanda, Uganda seeing new arrivals from violence in DR Congo

12 June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Number of Congolese in Rwanda transit camp passes 10,000

8 June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Concern mounts for civilians targeted in North Kivu violence

1 June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Global Report 2011, Democratic Republic of Congo

June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

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