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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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Insecurity around Goma in Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to threaten IDPs

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

UNHCR intervention before the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Ezokola v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

15 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

16 Days of Activism: a multiple rape victim faces uncertain future

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Grave human rights abuses as thousands continue to flee in South Kivu

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

Refugees return to northern Congo, but concerns remain

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

UNHCR concern over security for IDPs in eastern Congo

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

Inter-agency mission assesses return conditions in North Kivu region

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

UNHCR and partners step up Congo aid efforts amid uncertainty

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

Congo Crisis: a 10-year-old's ordeal of flight and separation

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

More than 6,000 forcibly displaced Congolese receive food aid

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

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