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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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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

Refugee turns host and protector for displaced South Sudanese

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

Restoring self-reliance among Sahrawi refugees in Algeria

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

US wraps up group resettlement for Myanmar refugees in Thailand

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

UNHCR urges continued protection for asylum seekers from Southern and Central Somalia

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

140,000 displaced from Iraq's Anbar province

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

Uganda: UNHCR working to contain spread of measles among South Sudanese refugees

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

Some 5,500 Nigerians flee to Cameroon and Niger

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

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