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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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Angola: UNHCR starts relocating Congolese refugees from border sites

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

EU Emergency Relocation Mechanism As of 31 July 2017

2 August 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Iraq: Syrian Refugee stats and locations, 31 July 2017

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

Rwanda: Population of Concern to UNHCR, Statistics as of 31st July 2017

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

Australia must end harmful practice of offshore processing

24 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UNHCR welcomes registration of a million undocumented Afghans in Pakistan

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

UNHCR seeks support for alternatives to dangerous refugee journeys

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

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

As refugee journeys get perilous, UNHCR seeks safer options

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

Mauritania - UNHCR Operational Update, As of 15 July 2017

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

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