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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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Displaced Pakistani families find warm welcome in neighbouring Afghanistan

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

Minority families in Pakistan displaced by war but optimistic about peace

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

Fresh fighting in Pakistan's North Waziristan displaces more than 75,000

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

Fighting in Pakistan's North Waziristan region uproots more than 400,000

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

Growing displacement crisis in Pakistan's North Waziristan region

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

Afghan authorities register over 6000 refugees fleeing clashes in Pakistan's North Waziristan region

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

Pakistan begins issuing new cards to 1.6 million Afghan refugees

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

UNHCR teams work to protect vulnerable displaced women in Pakistan

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

Mediterranean crossings to Italy and Malta exceed 8000 in first six months of 2013

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

UNHCR condemns bomb attack in Pakistan's Jalozai camp hosting internally displaced people

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

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