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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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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

What happens after the war? how refugee camp peace programmes contribute to post-conflict peacebuilding strategies

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

UNHCR steps up assistance for Central African Republic refugees in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Statelessness & Nationality in South Africa

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

On the run, alone and young: Congolese children flee to Uganda

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

Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilation & Asylum in the European Union - A Statistical Overview

February 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Statistics

Young Congolese men fear forced recruitment, flee to Uganda

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

UNHCR still concerned about security situation in camps near Goma

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

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

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