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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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38,000 internally displaced head home from Pakistan's Jalozai camp

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

Three years after fleeing conflict, thousands in Pakistan return home

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

Flood-affected Indus River boat people seek a more stable way of life

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

New displacement in north-west Pakistan

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

Fresh military manoeuvres in northern Pakistan displace 25,000 people

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

UNHCR looks at the economic contribution of Afghan refugees in Pakistan

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

UNHCR's Afghanistan shelter programme passes 200,000 home milestone

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

UNHCR distributes winter aid to the displaced in north-west Pakistan

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

Africans and Asians attracted to Latin America as a migration route

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

An Afghan refugee's wheels of fortune bring education within reach

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

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