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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 urges states against returning people to eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Congolese child starts life as an orphan and refugee

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

UNHCR position on returns to North Kivu, South Kivu and adjacent areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo affected by on-going conflict and violence in the region

15 November 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Congolese refugee children attend catch-up classes in Rwanda

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

Burundi struggles to cope with Congolese influx

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

60,000 Congolese in North Kivu spontaneous IDP site wait for better tomorrows

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

More than 25,000 refugees return home from Republic of Congo since May

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

Réintégration Économique des Femmes et Filles Refugiées dans des Centres Urbaines - RDC

October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

More than 3,000 Congolese flee to Uganda to escape clashes

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

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

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