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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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Displaced Pakistani families find warm welcome in neighbouring Afghanistan

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

Afghanistan: Assisted families versus assessed families of displaced population from Pakistan to South-Eastern region (a of 15 July 2014)

15 July 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Afghan authorities register over 6000 refugees fleeing clashes in Pakistan's North Waziristan region

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

Education opens doors for Afghan refugees in Iran

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

Volrep and Border Monitoring Monthly Update

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

Conflict-induced Internal Displacement - Monthly Update

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

Volrep and Border Monitoring Monthly Update

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

Conflict-induced Internal Displacement - Monthly Update

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

Co-chairs' Summary: International Workshop on the Protection of Irregular Movements of Persons at Sea Jakarta, Indonesia, 21- 22 April 2014

22 April 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Conflict-induced Internal Displacement - Monthly Update

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

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