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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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Attacks on foreigners in South Africa expose refugee women to new dangers

20 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Six years on, Congolese refugees who fled LRA return home from CAR

3 August 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR urges CAR to let refugees take part in elections

14 July 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR mulls solutions for refugees affected by xenophobia

26 May 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Refugee numbers soar, as uncertainty in Burundi continues

15 May 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Burundi refugee numbers in neighbouring countries reach 50,000 as violence continues

8 May 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR: Sharp increase in number of Burundian refugees arriving in Rwanda

28 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR condemns kidnapping of Congolese refugees by LRA rebels

27 March 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

New Central African Republic violence triggers new displacement, including into DR Congo

24 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

As one year ends, Central African refugees make a wish for 2015

8 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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