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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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Displacement continuing in central Iraq, aid reaching affected communities

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

Central African Republic - Emergency Update #4

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

UNHCR seeking details on reports of boats forced back from Australia

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

UNHCR is concerned at new Amendment to Israel's Law on the Prevention of Infiltration

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

Thousands cross into Uganda to escape fighting in South Sudan

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

UNHCR working to cope with thousands of people fleeing South Sudan and to offer more service in the country

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

Insecurity hampers relief efforts as over 935,000 remain displaced in the Central African Republic

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

UNHCR calls for temporary halt to Dublin transfers of asylum-seekers back to Bulgaria

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

Central African Republic - Emergency Update #3

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

South Sudanese man becomes "refugee" on his own doorstep

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

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