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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 helps gay Congolese rejected by his mother find a new home

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

Coexisting in Congo: rivals set an example for peace in Katanga village

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

UNHCR: Return of displaced people in Eastern DR Congo should be voluntary

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

Hundreds of thousands of Congolese flee violence in Katanga province's triangle of death

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

Cash grants transform life in Congo camp for Central African Republic refugees

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

Vigilant UNHCR staff reunite long-separated mother and daughters in Tanzania

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

Angola Repatriation: Antonio returns home after 40 years in DR Congo

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

Hounded from home, raped Congolese woman seeks refugee in Burundi

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

Angolans head homewards by train from Democratic Republic of Congo

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

UNHCR completes challenging repatriation of almost 120,000 Congolese refugees

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

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