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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 welcomes Afghanistan's new IDP policy

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

Once an Afghan refugee in Iran, now a high-flier in his own country

5 August 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Mediterranean crossings to Italy and Malta exceed 8000 in first six months of 2013

5 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR begins new winter aid drive across Afghanistan

30 November 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Afghan returns pass 50,000 in first eight months, up on last year

30 August 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

More than 60 rescued at sea in southern Adriatic

3 July 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Afghan Conference: After the journey home, the challenges ahead

2 May 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Afghan Conference: After years in exile, returnee reflects on starting over

30 April 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Vulnerable Afghan women flown to Slovakia en route to resettlement

19 April 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR welcomes adoption of Joint EU Resettlement Programme

30 March 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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