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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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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

UNHCR begins moving Congolese refugees from transit centre to settlement in Uganda

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

Disability is not inability – refugee turns entrepreneur hours after fleeing

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

UNHCR statistics show alarming rise in rape and violence against women in North Kivu

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

UNHCR concern over continued instability in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Aid efforts to help new Congolese refugees in Uganda focus on shelter, water shortages

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

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