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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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Afghan returns pass 50,000 in first eight months, up on last year

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

In Pakistan, free clinic for refugees uncovers effort to save girl's sight

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

New homes offer new lives for flood victims in Pakistan

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

Displaced from fighting in northwest Pakistan exceed 181,000

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

More than 100,000 flee fighting in Northwestern Pakistan this year

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

UNHCR assisting thousands displaced by security operation in Pakistan

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

For Afghan refugee miners, bright dreams beckon from the depths

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

In a Pakistan medical centre, pauper patients benefit from refugee initiative

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

Survey of Afghan refugees in Pakistan will help plot future course

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

Pakistan floodwaters recede, urgent humanitarian needs remain

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

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