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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 victims of LRA attacks despair of ever returning home

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

Concerns about shelter as Congolese refugees arrive in Rwanda

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

UNHCR starts cross-river repatriation of refugees in Republic of Congo

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

Thousands head towards Goma in eastern DRC to escape conflict

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

IDPs in Host Families and Host Communities: Assistance for Hosting Arrangements

April 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Recovering from the Lord's Resistance Army

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

LRA attacks on the rise in central Africa

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

UNHCR welcomes adoption of Joint EU Resettlement Programme

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

Forcibly displaced in South Kivu face a struggle to survive

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

More than 3,000 Congolese flee insecurity, suffering in North Kivu

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

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