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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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Renewed conflict in central CAR's Bambari displaces thousands of people

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

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #21 - 21-27 June 2014

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

A new camp for the displaced springs up in Iraq's Kurdistan region

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

Rwanda: move to a new camp transforms life for resilient amputee

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

Fighting in Pakistan's North Waziristan region uproots more than 400,000

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

Growing displacement crisis in Pakistan's North Waziristan region

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

Concern over Syrian refugees at Al Qaem as Iraq's crisis deepens

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

Afghan authorities register over 6000 refugees fleeing clashes in Pakistan's North Waziristan region

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

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #20 - 13-20 March 2014

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

Getting connected in Liberia's largest refugee camp

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

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