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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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Q&A: UN rapporteur looks at how to restore stability and peaceful coexistence in CAR

27 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

West African leaders pledge to work together to reduce statelessness

26 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Humanity, hope and thoughts of home: Syrian refugees in southern Lebanon

25 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

New Central African Republic violence triggers new displacement, including into DR Congo

24 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Côte d'Ivoire to host a decisive conference to end statelessness in West Africa

24 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Fresh violence displaces almost 50,000 people in Central African Republic

24 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

How a Bangladesh court ruling changed the lives of more than 300,000 stateless people

23 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Pining Central African boy dies before family reunion possible

17 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Kobani refugees encouraged to move into Turkey's newest and largest camp

16 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

As violence spills over to countries neighbouring Nigeria, UNHCR calls for urgent humanitarian access to the displaced

13 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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