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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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Fighting leaves more than 40,000 Congolese internally displaced

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

Recent clashes in North Kivu leave at least 40,000 internally displaced

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

Uganda: Surge in Congolese influx as fighting worsens in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

UNHCR deplores killing of staff member in eastern Congo

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

UN High Commissioner for Refugees deplores shooting of UNHCR staff member in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

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

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

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