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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 #36 - 11-17 October 2014

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

Iraq's displacement crisis deepens as civilians flee latest ISIS offensive

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

UNHCR calls for unhindered humanitarian access to assist displaced persons in CAR

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

Fresh displacement crisis in Iraq as 180,000 flee town of Hit

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

Growing number of Syrian refugees from Kobane seek safety in northern Iraq, eastern Syria

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

Among Kobane's displaced, growing numbers seeking safety in northern Iraq, eastern Syria

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

Over 100,000 people displaced in Libya over the past three weeks

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

Whirlwind of violence surprises some residents in northern Syria

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

Ukrainian summer camp provides respite from trauma of displacement

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

Cash grants transform life in Congo camp for Central African Republic refugees

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

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