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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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As thousands continue to flee Myanmar, UNHCR concerned about growing reports of abuse

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

UNHCR concerned about growing abuse as more people sail from Bay of Bengal

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

Fighting this year in Iraq's Anbar province displaces almost 500,000

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

Displacement growing in Iraq's Anbar province as fighting rages

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

At least 62 dead in Red Sea Boat tragedy

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

Don't forget us, says displaced farmer in Kachin state, Myanmar

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

Insecurity aggravates the plight of the displaced at sprawling Bangui site

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

UNHCR, WFP reassure Maban refugees over food shortage

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

UNHCR condemns deadly attack on displaced people in CAR church

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

At least 17 killed and 27 missing after attack on Bangui church sheltering the displaced

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

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