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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, some 115,000 displaced people in need in Myanmar

7 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Struggling to make sense of communal unrest in western Myanmar

5 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR airlifts 3,500 tents for forcibly displaced in Myanmar

23 November 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR seeks regional support amid reports of high seas tragedy off Myanmar

13 November 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR assesses situation in Rakhine as number of displaced put at 35,000

2 November 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR calls for calm and access to newly displaced people in Myanmar's Rakhine state

30 October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Villagers still fleeing homes in Myanmar's Rakhine state

4 October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Thousands flee homes in northern Myanmar as fighting intensifies

28 September 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

In Thailand, birth registration gives refugee babies a good start in life

24 September 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR concerned about welfare of Kachins sent back from China

7 September 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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