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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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In Malaysia, Rohingya arrivals hope to end cycle of abuse, exploitation by smugglers

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

US wraps up group resettlement for Myanmar refugees in Thailand

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

UNHCR, civil society warn of growing detention problem in Asia-Pacific

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

UNHCR fears dozens dead after boat capsizes off Myanmar, urges action

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

UNHCR appeals for dialogue, confidence-building following recent IDP violence in Myanmar

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

Six months on, Rohingya in Thailand struggle to keep hope afloat

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

UNHCR consternation at killing of two IDPs in Myanmar's Rakhine state

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

One year on: Displacement in Rakhine state, Myanmar

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

Myanmar relocates thousands of displaced people ahead of Cyclone Mahasen

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

UNHCR concern at reports of shooting involving Rohingya boat people

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

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