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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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Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilation & Asylum in the European Union - A Statistical Update (March 2014)

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

Uganda: UNHCR working to contain spread of measles among South Sudanese refugees

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

Thousands cross into Uganda to escape fighting in South Sudan

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

UNHCR working to cope with thousands of people fleeing South Sudan and to offer more service in the country

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

Fresh fighting triggers new Congolese refugee inflow to Uganda

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

UNHCR monitors returns to North Kivu from Uganda, prepares to help returnees

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

More than 10,000 Congolese civilians flee to Uganda to escape fighting in North Kivu

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

Mobile courts offer hope for Somali refugee in her fight for justice

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

UNHCR begins moving Congolese refugees from transit centre to settlement in Uganda

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

Disability is not inability – refugee turns entrepreneur hours after fleeing

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

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