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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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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

UNHCR and Pakistan government launch major survey on Afghan refugees

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

One year after Pakistan floods, humanitarian efforts for victims continue

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

UNHCR scales up aid to thousands fleeing Pakistan's latest conflict zone

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

UNHCR steps up aid as tens of thousands displaced in Pakistan's border area

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

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