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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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In Malaysia, Rohingya arrivals hope to end cycle of abuse, exploitation by smugglers

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

UNHCR and host countries seek more help to cope with Syria refugee crisis

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

UNHCR and WFP warn fighting is preventing aid delivery in South Sudan

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

Sister UN agencies seek safe access to vulnerable people and refugees in South Sudan

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

UNHCR support helps end sleepless nights for struggling students in Dadaab

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

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #13 - 24 April – 1 May 2014

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

UNHCR Syria, In Focus : Fortnightly Update : May 2014

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

UNHCR Libya - External update 2014

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

With rainy season looming, UNHCR races to provide for displaced South Sudanese

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

UNHCR flies in more aid for South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia; relocates refugees to higher ground as rainy season approaches

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

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