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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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Brazil helps ease local integration of refugees in northern Ecuador

17 February 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR and Caribbean partners work to raise awareness of "invisible" refugees

17 February 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Fighting against silence: refugees living with HIV in northern Ecuador

27 January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR chief returns to spotlight the displaced in Colombia and Ecuador

22 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

16 Days of Activism: Speaking out against sexual violence in Colombia

6 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR and partners tackle sexual violence in southern Colombia

8 November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

FC Barcelona scores goals with indigenous tribe in Colombia

13 October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Colombia: Best Practices in a Global Context

2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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