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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 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

UNHCR Global Report 2012, Democratic Republic of the Congo

June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo: UNHCR calling for the protection of civilians amid renewed fighting

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

UNHCR urges protection for civilians amid fresh fighting in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Refugees, Returnees and IDPs Democratic Republic of Congo

30 April 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Newly displaced in eastern Congo need urgent assistance

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

Refugee band sounds a positive note for truth-telling in Burundi

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

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