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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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UNHCR boosts delivery of vital aid to Rohingya in Bangladesh

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

Rohingya refugees and locals help newcomers in need

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

UNHCR calls on DRC to protect refugees after tragic killings

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

Mud and rain worsen plight for Rohingya refugees

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

Yemen: assisted spontaneous returns for Somali refugees begins

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

UNHCR: First group of Rohingya refugees moves to new emergency shelters

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

Mud and rain worsen plight for Rohingya refugees

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

UNHCR Observations on the proposed amendments to the Danish Aliens legislation: Lov om ændring af udlændingeloven (Skærpelse af muligheden for at opnå tidsubegrænset opholdstilladelse for udlændinge, der aktivt har modarbejdet afklaringen af deres identitet i forbindelse med ansøgning om opholdstilladelse her i landet)

18 September 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR shocked over Burundians deaths in DRC, calls for investigation

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

Iraq: CCCM Settlement Status Map (15 September 2017)

15 September 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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