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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 appeals for accelerated help for refugees fleeing CAR, South Sudan

4 March 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

Central African Republic - Fact Sheet

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

Fighting in Bangui, Central African Republic, displaces some 210,000 people

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

Rebellion's end in Democratic Republic of Congo comes too late for one family

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

Fresh fighting triggers new Congolese refugee inflow to Uganda

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

UNHCR monitors returns to North Kivu from Uganda, prepares to help returnees

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

More than 10,000 Congolese civilians flee to Uganda to escape fighting in North Kivu

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

UNHCR helps young Congolese albino on the run from witchcraft

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

UNHCR condemns killing of civilians in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, seeing new displacement into Burundi

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

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