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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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Congolese mother seeks new birth back home

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

UNHCR alarm at new reported atrocities against displaced Congolese

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

Urban teacher gives up life in Congo to start afresh in Angola

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

More than 100,000 flee fresh violence in eastern Congo since November

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

Renewed clashes and insecurity causing displacement in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Legal Catch-22 leaves newborn child with citizenship "unknown"

29 December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Refugees return to Equateur province as UNHCR promotes reconciliation

19 October 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

The loneliness of the lone, distant urban refugee

22 September 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Refugee returnees in eastern Congo get title deeds for first time

14 September 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Global Report 2010, Democratic Republic of the Congo

June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

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