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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 helps bring water to Afghan refugees and Iranian villages

21 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

ECHO-funded UNHCR shelter project helps displaced Afghans rebuild

20 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Afghanistan: Conflict-induced displacement by province of displacement profiled in December 2014

15 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR Mid-Year Trends 2014

January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

Volrep and Border Monitoring Monthly Update

31 December 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Conflict-induced Internal Displacement - Monthly Update

31 December 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

So Close, Yet So far From Safety

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

Gulan Camp, Khost, Afghanistan (as of 09 Nov 2014)

9 November 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Volrep and Border Monitoring Monthly Update

November 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Conflict-induced Internal Displacement - Monthly Update

November 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

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