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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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Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #17 - 23-29 May 2014

29 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Vulnerable South Sudanese refugees relocated by air in Ethiopia

28 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

70,000 South Sudanese flee fighting since May truce

27 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Brothers reunite with mother after ordeal in Central African Republic

26 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Syrian teenager's cancer treatment makes him one of the lucky few

26 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR issues fresh appeal for CAR refugees in Cameroon

23 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #16 - 16-22 May 2014

22 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR says internal displacement affects some 10,000 people in Ukraine

20 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Thousands displaced by stepped-up fighting in central-northern CAR

16 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #15 - 9-15 May 2014

15 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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