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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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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

The dilemma that faces some female Colombian refugees

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

UNHCR dismayed at rising deaths from boat accidents in Mediterranean

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

CAR: UNHCR condemns attack on humanitarian convoy, two dead

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

Malnutrition a serious threat as food shortages impact Maban refugee camps

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

Refugees pour into Ethiopia after government forces capture Nasir in South Sudan

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

Refugees fleeing attacks in north eastern Nigeria, UNHCR watching for new displacement

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

UNHCR condemns brutality in Nigeria, fears new displacement

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

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #14 - 2-8 May 2014

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

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