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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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Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #18 - 30 May - 5 June 2014

5 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

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #17 - 23-29 May 2014

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

Vulnerable South Sudanese refugees relocated by air in Ethiopia

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

70,000 South Sudanese flee fighting since May truce

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

Brothers reunite with mother after ordeal in Central African Republic

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

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