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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 statistics show alarming rise in rape and violence against women in North Kivu

30 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR concern over continued instability in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

23 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Aid efforts to help new Congolese refugees in Uganda focus on shelter, water shortages

19 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Born in Exile: Uganda's newest refugee transit centre delivers its first baby

19 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR struggles to keep up with arriving Congolese refugees

19 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

14,000 Congolese refugees move to Ugandan transit centre as tensions rise with locals

18 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Fears for Welfare of Border-Bound Congolese Refugees

16 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Compilation of recommendations relating to statelessness made during the first cycle (1st - 12th sessions) of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review

11 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

A Congolese mother and her sons regain hope in Cape Town

10 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Newcomers to Nairobi: the protection concerns and survival strategies of asylum seekers in Kenya's capital city

July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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