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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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CAR violence forces thousands to flee to neighboring Cameroon

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

Almost 9,000 people flee from CAR to Cameroon to escape fresh tension and violence

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

South Sudan: Distribution of basic relief supplies begins in Malakal

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

Information on displacement caused by recent events in Ramadi and Fallujah, Anbar Governorate, Iraq

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

Central African Republic: Chadian refugees leave their home of decades

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

Conflict-induced Internal Displacement - Monthly Update

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

Volrep and Border Monitoring Monthly Update

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

UNHCR Syria, In Focus : Fortnightly Update : February 2014

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

Central African Republic - Fact Sheet

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

Central African Republic: The importance of being educated

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

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