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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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CAR violence driving more refugees into northern DRC, local communities stretched to cope

18 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

A Toolbox: Planning Relocations to Protect People from Disasters and Environmental Change

18 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

As refugee journeys get perilous, UNHCR seeks safer options

18 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Mosul Emergency Response Since October 2016

17 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Mauritania - UNHCR Operational Update, As of 15 July 2017

15 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

As asylum applications by Venezuelans soar, UNHCR steps up response

14 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

As DR Congo's Kasaï displacement grows, no end in sight to civilian suffering

14 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Afghanistan Voluntary Repatriation, Weekly Update from 8 to 14 July 2017

14 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UNHCR Yemen Update, 1 – 13 July 2017

13 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

New supply route boosts humanitarian response in Syria's Ar-Raqqa

11 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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