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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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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

Inter-agency mission distributes vital aid to 2,000 ethnic Kachin in northern Myanmar

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

UN High Commissioner for Refugees says Regional effort needed to reduce Indian Ocean death toll

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

UNHCR urges action to prevent boatpeople tragedy in Bay of Bengal

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

Thai communities rally round boat arrivals in south

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

Refugees boost net profits for fishing village in Bangladesh

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

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